The prices of agricultural produce grown domestically increased by almost a quarter in a year or 24%, according to data collated by the State Statistical Office in August.
The price of fruit has risen the most, by 58.5%. As for the inflation rate, in September, it stood at 5.7%.
“Consumer prices in September 2021, compared to the same month last year, increased by 5.7%, while compared to December 2020 they increased on average by 5.4%,” the State Statistical Office said. The prices of personal consumption goods and services in September 2021, compared to August 2021, increased on average by 0.8%.
In September this year, compared to the previous month, prices went up in the food and non-alcoholic beverage groups (2.3%) and restaurant and hotel services (0.8%), while the housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels cost went up by 0.5%.
If we look at prices a year ago, the increases are significant: in the food and non-alcoholic beverages group, the biggest price increase in September this year compared to September last year was vegetables, 29%, then in cooking oil and fats 19%, and meat 9.4%.
Of the municipal services, the most expensive, statistically speaking, is the waste collection, up 12.3%. Wastewater drainage increased by 8.7%, while the price of central heating in residential buildings went down by 0.4%.
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