According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index was 0.1% in June 2012 compared to May and 3.9% compared to June of the previous year.
Goods were 3.2% and services 5.2% more expensive compared to June 2011.
Regulated prices of goods and services have risen by 8.4% and non-regulated prices by 2.4% compared to June of the previous year.
Compared to June 2011, the index was mainly influenced by housing expenditures which gave almost 40% of the total increase. Of which in turn three quarters gave 11.2% more expensive electricity, heat energy and fuels. Food and non-alcoholic beverages gave a fifth of the total increase, of which 6.7% more expensive meat and meat products accounted for nearly a half. 7.9% more expensive motor fuel gave a tenth of the total increase. Compared to June of the previous year, of food products, the prices of eggs have increased the most (48%) and the prices of potatoes have decreased the most (62%).
In June compared to May, the consumer price index was mainly influenced by the seasonal price increase of fruits and vegetables and by the 2.5% price decrease of motor fuel. Compared to the previous month, the prices of tangerines increased the most (37%) and the prices of tomatoes decreased the most (13%).
Change of the consumer price index by commodity groups, June 2012
|Commodity group ||June 2011 – |
June 2012, %
|May 2012 – |
June 2012, %
|TOTAL ||3.9 ||0.1 |
|Food and non-alcoholic beverages ||3.5 ||0.9 |
|Alcoholic beverages and tobacco ||5.4 ||-1.1 |
|Clothing and footwear ||5.3 ||-0.2 |
|Housing ||8.9 ||0.0 |
|Household goods ||2.8 ||-0.1 |
|Health ||-0.4 ||0.5 |
|Transport ||4.1 ||-0.5 |
|Communications ||-8.4 ||-0.1 |
|Recreation and culture ||0.1 ||-0.3 |
|Education ||5.7 ||0.0 |
|Hotels, cafés and restaurants ||7.9 ||1.7 |
|Miscellaneous goods and services ||3.6 ||-0.3 |
For further information:
Head of Price and Wages Statistics Department
Tel: +372 625 9240