Macedonia: Consumer price index decreased in September


According to the State Statistical Office data, the Consumer Price Index in September 2018, in comparison with the previous month, registered a decrease by 0.1%, while the Retail Price Index was decreased by 0.7%. The Consumer Price Index in September 2018, in comparison with September 2017, was increased by 1.5%, while the Retail Price Index was increased by 2.6%.

A decrease in the Consumer Price Index in September 2018, in comparison with the previous month, was registered in fresh or chilled fruit by 2.0%, food products by 0.8%, edible offal by 0.7%, cheese and curd by 0.5%, oils and fats, dried vegetables, other preserved or processed vegetables by 0.4%, dry fruit and nuts by 0.3%, flours and other cereals, frozen vegetables other than potatoes and other tubers by 0.2%.

In September, there was also a decrease of the indices of passenger transport by air by 16.2%, accommodation services by 6.4%, information processing equipment by 3.0%, paramedical services by 2.4%, bicycles, package holidays by 1.9%, photographic and cinematographic equipment and optical instruments by 1.2%, equipment for sport, camping and open-air recreation by 1.0%, solid fuels, games, toys and hobbies by 0.7%, tertiary education by 0.6%, recording media by 0.5%, materials for the maintenance and repair of the dwelling and major electric appliances by 0.2%.

An increase of the Consumer Price Index in September 2018, in comparison with the previous month, was registered in fresh or chilled vegetables other than potatoes and other tubers by 7.4%, frozen fruit by 0.7%, preserved fruit and fruit-based products by 0.6%, fish and seafood by 0.5%, milk by 0.4%, other meat preparation, alcoholic beverages by 0.3% and rice by 0.2%.

In September 2018, there was also an increase of the indices of liquid fuels for household by 2.8%, cleaning and maintenance products of the dwelling by 2.6%, gas for household by 2.0%, liquid fuels and lubricants for personal transport equipment by 1.6%, stationery and drawing materials by 0.6%, household furniture by 0.5%, catering services by 0.4%, telephone and telefax equipment, personal care by 0.3%, carpets and other floor coverings, gardens, plants and flowers by 0.2%.

In September 2018, there was also an increase of the indices of liquid fuels for household by 2.8%, cleaning and maintenance products of the dwelling by 2.6%, gas for household by 2.0%, liquid fuels and lubricants for personal transport equipment by 1.6%, stationery and drawing materials by 0.6%, household furniture by 0.5%, catering services by 0.4%, telephone and telefax equipment, personal care by 0.3%, carpets and other floor coverings, gardens, plants and flowers by 0.2%. 

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