In the year, the biggest price decreases were reported for: transport (-3.8 percent), furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance (-3.1 percent), food and non-alcoholic beverages (-2.6 percent) and clothing and footwear (-2.3 percent). In contrast, customers paid more for: education (+5.0 percent), miscellaneous goods and services (+4.2 percent) and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+3.0 percent).
In the month, CPI decreased by 0.4 percent. The biggest price falls were reported for: transport (-1.3 percent), alcoholic beverages and tobacco (-1.3 percent) and housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (-0.8 percent). There were increases in miscellaneous goods and services (+0.2 percent), clothing and footwear (+0.2 percent) and health (+0.1 percent).
As measured by the EU Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP), on average prices decreased by 0.3 percent compared with December 2013.