Macedonia: Increase in Consumer Price Index and Retail Price Index


According to the State Statistical Office data, the Consumer Price Index in January 2018, in comparison with the previous month, was 99.6, while the Retail Price Index was 99.9.

A decrease in the Consumer Price Index in January 2018, in comparison with the previous month, was registered in cereals by 3.7%, other bakery products by 3.6%, frozen vegetables other than potatoes and other tubers by 3.2%, other milk products by 2.4%, flours and other cereals by 2.2%, dried vegetables, other preserved or processed vegetables by 1.5%, fresh or chilled vegetables other than potatoes and other tubers by 1.4%, dried, salted or smoked meat, food products n.e.c by 1.3%, frozen fruit by 1.1%, sugar, jam, honey, chocolate and confectionery, non-alcoholic beverages by 0.9%, rice and meat by 0.5%, milk, cheese and curd by 0.3%, oils and fats by 0.2%. In January, there was also a decrease of the indices of hospital services by 10.0%, photographic and cinematographic equipment and optical instruments by 5.7%, information processing equipment by 4.1%, footwear by 3.1%, passenger transport by air by 2.9%, accommodation services by 2.7%, equipment for sport, camping, and open-air recreation by 1.5%, gas for households by 1.0%, solid fuels by 0.8%, clothing and repair of household appliances by 0.6%, therapeutic appliances and equipment by 0.3%, household furniture and major household appliances by 0.2%. 

An increase in the Consumer Price Index in January 2018, in comparison with the previous month, was registered in fresh or chilled fruit by 2.6%, fish and seafood by 1.3% and eggs by 0.3%.

In January 2018, there was also an increase of the indices of liquid fuels for households by 10.4%, telephone and telefax equipment by 9.8%, liquid fuels and lubricants for personal transport equipment by 2.7%, other personal effects by 2.5%, gardens, plants and flowers by 2.4%, pets and related products by 2.2%, domestic services and household services, package holidays by 1.2%, spare parts and accessories for personal transport equipment by 1.0%, actual rentals for housing and motor cars by 0.7%, other services in respect of personal transport equipment, recording media by 0.5%, passenger transport by road by 0.4%, medicines by 0.3%, other services relating to the dwelling n.e.c,
other medical products n.e.c, maintenance and repair of personal transport equipment, jewellery, clocks and watches by 0.2%. 

The Consumer Price Index in January 2018, in comparison with January 2017, increased by 1.1%, while the Retail Price Index increased by 2.3%

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