Consumer Price Index Increased by 0.1 Percent in April, Prices Hiked by 0.5 Percent

According to the State Statistical Office data, the Consumer Price Index in April 2016, in comparison with the previous month, was 100.1, while the Retail Price Index was 100.5. 

The increase in the Consumer Price Index by 0.1% in April 2016, in comparison with the previous month, is a result of the higher indices of fresh or chilled fruit by 4.8%, dried vegetables, other preserved or processed vegetables by 1.4%, alcoholic beverages by 0.4%, edible offal and fresh or chilled fish by 0.3% and frozen vegetables other than potatoes by 0.2%. 

In April 2016, there was also an increase of the indices of liquid fuels and lubricants for household by 5.5%, passenger transport by road by 4.9%, liquid fuels for household by 4.4%, package holidays and social protection by 3.7%, services for the maintenance and repair of the dwelling by 3.5%, footwear by 3.1%, bicycles by 2.4%, passenger transport by air by 1.8%, other services in respect of personal transport equipment by 1.5%, tools and equipment for house and garden by 1.2%, gas for households by 
0.9%, solid fuels for households by 0.4%, jewelry, clocks and watches by 0.3% and household textiles by 0.2%. 

A decrease in the Consumer Price Index in April 2016, in comparison with the previous month, was registered in fresh or chilled vegetables other than potatoes by 6.3%, oils and fats by 2.4%, other food products by 1.4%, rice by 1.3%, meat by 0.5%, flours and other cereals, dried, salted or smoked meat and other meat preparations by 0.4%, milk, cheese and eggs by 0.3% and bread, other bakery products, sugar, jam, honey, chocolate and confectionery by 0.2%. 

In April, there was also a decrease of the indices of hospital services by 4.4%, spare parts and accessories for personal transport equipment by 2.3%, cleaning and maintenance products for the dwelling by 2.2%, services and articles for personal hygiene and wellness by 0.3% and medicines and cultural services by 0.2%. 

The Consumer Price Index in April 2016, in comparison with April 2015, registered a decrease by 0.7%, while the Retail Price Index decreased by 0.6%.

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