Annual Inflation in January 2019 Compared to January 2018 Was 3.0%

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According to the preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute (NSI), the consumer price index in January 2019 compared to December 2018 was 100.5%, i.e. the monthly inflation was 0.5%.

The annual inflation in January 2019 compared to January 2018 was 3.0%. The annual average inflation, measured by CPI, in the last 12 months (February 2018 - January 2019) compared to the previous 12 months (February 2017 - January 2018) was 2.9%.

Transport - a decrease of 2.8%;
Communications - an increase of 0.2%; 
Recreation and culture - an increase of 5.6%; 
Education - the prices remained at the level of the previous month;
Restaurants and hotels - an increase of 0.3%;
Miscellaneous goods and service - an increase of 0.2%.

According to the preliminary data of the NSI, the harmonized index of consumer prices in January 2019 compared to December 2018 was 100.0%, i.e. the monthly inflation was 0.0%. The annual inflation in January 2019 compared to January 2018 was 2.2%. The annual average inflation, measured by HICP, in the last 12 months (February 2018 - January 2019) compared to the previous 12 months (February 2017 - January 2018) was 2.7%.

According to the preliminary data of the NSI, the price index of a small basket in January 2019 compared to December 2018 was 101.1%.

In January 2019 compared to the previous month the prices of goods and services in the small basket for the 20% households with the lowest income changed as follows:
Food products - an increase of 2.1%;
Non-food products - a decrease of 0.1%;
Services - an increase of 0.6%.

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