The consumer price index increased in 2011
According to Statistics Estonia, the consumer price index increased 5.0% in 2011 compared to the average of 2010. The change in the consumer price index was mainly influenced by food and non-alcoholic beverages.
The annual change of the consumer price index was mainly influenced by the 9.7% price increase of food and non-alcoholic beverages, which gave two fifths of the total increase. Also by the 6.2% price increase of electricity, heat energy and heating, and the 12.2% price increase of motor fuel, which both added another fifth to the total increase.
In 2011 compared to the average of the previous year, coffee was 45% and sugar 43% more expensive. In spite of the price decreases at the end of the year, potatoes remained 34% more expensive than in 2010. But eggs were 9.4% cheaper.
|Commodity group||2010–2011, |
|Food and non-alcoholic beverages||9.7|
|Alcoholic beverages and tobacco||6.3|
|Clothing and footwear||3.5|
|Recreation and culture||0.7|
|Hotels, cafés and restaurants||6.0|
|Miscellaneous goods and services||2.8|
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