According to Statistics Estonia, the consumer price index increased 5.4% in April 2011 compared to April of the previous year and 0.7% compared to March 2011.
Goods were 6.9% and services 2.6% more expensive compared to April 2010.
Regulated prices of goods and services have risen by 5.4% and non-regulated prices also by 5.4% compared to April of the previous year.
Compared to April of the previous year, the index was mainly influenced by the 12.3% price increase of food and non-alcoholic beverages, which gave over a half of the total rise of the index and, of which, in turn, about a quarter gave 17% more expensive dairy products, nearly a fifth gave 14% more expensive cereals and a fifth the price increase of vegetables and coffee. Compared to the same period a year ago, the prices of potatoes, coffee, sugar and apples have increased the most (86%, 55%, 45% and 42%, respectively). More than a 30% rise was detected in case of the prices of groats (37.5%) and vegetable oil (31%). But eggs were 6.7% cheaper.
In April compared to March, the consumer price index was mainly influenced by food and non-alcoholic beverages, which gave nearly three fourths of the total change. Over a fourth of the impact of the food and non-alcoholic beverages on the index gave 2.3% more expensive meat products, over a fifth 3.7% more expensive vegetables and nearly a sixth 2% more expensive cereals. Compared to March, sauerkraut was 20%, Chinese cabbage 19%, vegetable oil 17% and sugar 15% more expensive, but grapes were 24% and flights 17% cheaper.
Change of the consumer price index by commodity groups, April 2011
|Commodity group ||April 2010 – |
April 2011, %
|March 2011 – |
April 2011, %
|TOTAL ||5.4 ||0.7 |
|Food and non-alcoholic beverages ||12.3 ||1.9 |
|Alcoholic beverages and tobacco ||7.5 ||0.6 |
|Clothing and footwear ||2.6 ||0.5 |
|Housing ||3.9 ||0.6 |
|Household goods ||-0.2 ||0.0 |
|Health ||0.3 ||0.1 |
|Transport ||4.4 ||-0.2 |
|Communications ||1.1 ||-0.4 |
|Recreation and culture ||0.8 ||-0.1 |
|Education ||2.3 ||0.0 |
|Hotels, cafés and restaurants ||4.5 ||1.5 |
|Miscellaneous goods and services ||2.7 ||0.2 |
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Head of Price and Wages Statistics Department
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