In the fourth quarter of 2018, the average monthly income in money and in kind, per household, amounted to RSD 65,790 and showed an increase of 3.3% in nominal terms, relative to the same quarter of 2017, and an increase of 3.1% relative to the third quarter of 2018, in nominal terms – the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia has said.
The individual consumption costs per household, in the fourth quarter of 2018, amounted to RSD 66,011, which is a 3.0% increase in nominal terms, relative to the same quarter of 2017, and an increase of 2.8% relative to the third quarter 2018, in nominal terms.
The largest share of income in money and in kind refers to the salaries and wages of the employed – 48.8%, pensions – 32.3%, income from agriculture, hunting and fishing – 5.1%, natural consumption – 3.4%, other income – 2.9%, social insurance receipts – 2.6%, other receipts – 2.5%, and 2.4% refers to income from other sources.
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The largest share of the individual consumption expenditures of the households relates to expenditures for food and non-alcoholic beverages – 34.4%, followed by expenditures related to housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels – 17.5%.
Expenditures for transport amounted to 9.2%, for miscellaneous goods and services – 5.8%, for communication – 5.2%, for recreation and culture – 5.2%, for clothing and footwear – 5.1%, for alcoholic beverages and tobacco – 4.9%, for health – 4.2%, for furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance – 4.2% and 4.3% relates to other groups of individual consumption.
1,578 households in Serbia (71% of the total number) were included in this statistical analysis.
(Vecernje Novosti, 15.03.2019)
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