In April, the annual change of the consumer price index was influenced the most by motor fuel

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Posted on 8 May 2015, 11:00

According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index in April 2015 was 0.5% compared to March 2015 and -0.1% compared to April of the previous year.

Compared to April 2014, goods were 0.4% cheaper and services 0.6% more expensive.

Regulated prices of goods and services have fallen by 0.1% and non-regulated prices also by 0.1 % compared to April of the previous year.

Compared to April 2014, the consumer price index was influenced the most by 10.8% cheaper motor fuel. Alcoholic beverages also had a bigger impact on the index, as their prices increased by 6.7% compared to April of the previous year. The 4.7% price decrease of milk and milk products and the 14.7% price increase of fresh vegetables cancelled out each other’s impact on the index. Compared to April of the previous year, of food products, the prices of coffee (26.6%) and dried fruit and nuts (25.8%) have increased the most, and the prices of sugar (28%) and potatoes (20%) have decreased the most.

In April compared to March, the consumer price index was influenced the most by the 19.5% price increase of fresh vegetables, which accounted for more than a half of the total increase.  14% cheaper plane tickets, 4.1% more expensive fruit, 8.6% more expensive accommodation services and 1% more expensive alcoholic beverages also had a bigger impact on the index. Compared to March, of food products, the prices of Chinese cabbage (89%) increased the most and prices of kiwis (10%) decreased the most.

Change of the consumer price index by commodity groups, April 2015
Commodity group April 2014 – April 2015, % March 2015 – April 2015, %
TOTAL -0.1 0.5
Food and non-alcoholic beverages -0.2 1.4
Alcoholic beverages and tobacco 5.3 1.0
Clothing and footwear 2.0 0.1
Housing 0.0 -0.3
Household goods 1.2 0.6
Health 3.7 0.1
Transport -6.0 -0.4
Communications 0.1 0.1
Recreation and culture 1.7 0.2
Education -20.7 0.0
Hotels, cafés and restaurants 3.2 2.2
Miscellaneous goods and services 3.3 0.6

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