Among food prices, pork recorded the highest drop (-5.3 percent in January from -4.9 percent in the previous month), followed by fresh vegetables (-0.6 percent from 7.2 percent). Increases were recorded for egg (8.3 percent from 14.0 percent) and fresh fruits (3.3 percent from 10.4 percent).
For non-food categories, prices fell for: transport and communication (-2.2 percent from -1.4 percent); travel (-7.8 percent from -3.6 percent) and water, electricity and fuel (-2.0 percent from -1.4 percent). In contrast, prices increased for: clothing (3.0 percent from 2.6 percent) and health care and personal products (1.6 percent from 1.5 percent). Prices moderated for household equipment and maintenance services (0.9 percent from 1.1 percent) and entertainment and educational products and services (0.3 percent from 0.9 percent).
Month-on-month, consumer prices rose 0.3 percent in January, the same pace as in the preceding month.
Producer prices declined by 4.3 percent from a year earlier, the lowest since September of 2012, following a 3.3 percent fall in December.