Food contributed the most to the year-on-year change of the consumer price index
According to Statistics Estonia, the consumer price index increased by 2.3% in 2019 compared to the average of 2018.
In 2019, the consumer price index was affected the most by food and non-alcoholic beverages. The biggest impact on the latter came from 17% more expensive vegetables and 4.9% more expensive flour and cereal products. The prices of petrol and diesel fuel increased by 0.5% and 1.5%, respectively, while alcoholic beverages were 3% cheaper than in 2018.
In 2019, compared to the average of 2018, the biggest price increases among food products were seen for potatoes (27.9%), fresh vegetables (24.1%) and rice (10.6%).
|Commodity group||2018–2019, %|
|Food and non-alcoholic beverages||3.0|
|Alcoholic beverages and tobacco||0.1|
|Clothing and footwear||0.7|
|Recreation and culture||5.8|
|Hotels, cafés and restaurants||3.8|
|Miscellaneous goods and services||2.7|
For the statistical activity “Consumer price index”, the main representative of public interest is the Ministry of Finance, commissioned by whom Statistics Estonia collects and analyses the data necessary for conducting this statistical activity.
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