04.May .2020 17:39

Inflation increased to 6.9% in April

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According to Geostat, in April 2020 the Consumer Price Index increased by 0.9 percent compared to the previous month, while the annual inflation rate amounted to 6.9 percent.

The annual inflation rate was mainly influenced by price changes for the following groups: Food and non-alcoholic beverages: the prices in the group increased by 16.1 percent, contributing 5.04 percentage points to the overall annual inflation rate. Within the group the prices were higher for the following subgroups: fruit and grapes (45.4 percent), milk, cheese and eggs (23.2 percent), sugar, jam, honey, chocolate and confectionery (16.9 percent), meat (15.0 percent), fish (14.9 percent), vegetables (14.1 percent), oils and fats (11.0 percent), mineral waters, soft drinks, fruit and vegetable juices (10.0 percent), coffee, tea and cocoa (10.0 percent) and bread and cereals (8.4 percent);

Health: the prices went up by 4.9 percent, contributing 0.39 percentage points to the overall annual inflation rate. The prices increased for the following subgroups: medical products, appliances and equipment (8.4 percent) and out-patient services (4.4 percent).