Consumer price index increased in 2010

news release no 2

According to Statistics Estonia, the consumer price index increased 3.0% in 2010 compared to the average of 2009.

The consumer price index was mainly influenced by the 20.1% price increase of motor fuel, the 6.9% price increase of electricity, heat energy and fuels, and the 3% price increase of food and non-alcoholic beverages.

In 2010 compared to the average of the previous year, fresh vegetables were 40%, fuel oil 35%, coffee 15.9% and milk 14.7% more expensive. Regardless of the price increases at the end of the year, such food products as flour, white bread and sugar were cheaper (12.4%, 10.7% and 8.6%, respectively) in 2010 than in 2009 on average.

Change of the consumer price index by commodity groups, 2010
Commodity group 2009–2010, %
Food and non-alcoholic beverages 3.0
Alcoholic beverages and tobacco 4.5
Clothing and footwear 2.5
Housing 2.9
Household goods -1.1
Health 0.8
Transport 7.1
Communications 3.7
Recreation and culture -0.6
Education 1.7
Hotels, cafés and restaurants -1.0
Miscellaneous goods and services 1.5

For further information:

Viktoria Trasanov
Head of Price and Wages Statistics Department
Statistics Estonia
Tel: +372 625 9240