Year-on-year, energy cost (total) decreased by 5.8 percent, following a December. Prices were down the most for: heating oil (-24.3 percent), motor fuels (-5.7 percent). Charges for central and district heating also fell by 9.4 percent.
Cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages increased by 0.8 percent, after registering a 1.1 percent rise in the previous month. Prices rose markedly for fruit (+5.0 percent) and vegetables (+3.6 percent). Cost also increased for fish and fish products (+3.0 percent) and confectionery (+1.5 percent). In contrast, prices were considerably down for dairy products (-4.1 percent).
Cost of goods as a whole fell by 0.3 percent, following a 0.6 percent drop in the preceding month. Cost of services rose 1.2 percent in January, the same pace as in a month earlier. Among goods, lower prices were recorded for telephones (-3.9 percent) and coffee, tea and cocoa (-2.1 percent). In contrast, prices rose for newspapers and periodicals (+4.9 percent) and tobacco products (+3.8 percent). Among services, higher cost were seen for net rents exclusive of heating expenses (+1.1 percent), catering services (+2.6 percent) and transport services (+1.6 percent). In contrast, prices were down for telecommunication services (-1.6 percent).
On monthly basis, consumer prices declined by 0.8 percent, following a 0.1 percent drop in December. Prices of energy (total) fell by 2.5 percent, especially to heating oil (–13.5 percent) and motor fuels (–4.0 percent). Prices also decreased for recreation and culture (-4.9 percent, including packege holidays : -10.2 percent), clothing and footwear (-4.3 percent) and housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (-0.2 percent). In contrast, cost rose for food (+0.1 percent), health (+0.4 percent), communication (+0.3 percent), education (+0.9 percent), retaurant and hotrls (+0.2 percent) and miscellaneous goods and services (+0.7 percent).