The annual increase derives mostly from prices of food & non-alcoholic beverage (+7.04 percent) and housing, water, electricity, gas & fuels (+9.27 percent). Alcoholic beverage & tobacco prices rose the most (+16.01 percent), followed by restaurants & hotels (+12.56 percent), clothing & footwear (+11.62 percent) and recreation & culture (+9.63 percent).
Compared with the previous month, prices fell 0.32 percent mainly due to a drop in food & non-alcoholic beverage cost. Downward pressures came from prices of tomatoes (-35.23 percent), chicken (-13.85 percent), onions (-10.67 percent), eggs (-4.35 percent), fresh vegetables (-3.66 percent), potatoes (-3.40 percent), fresh fruits (-2.43 percent), sugar (-1.80 percent), tea (-1.44 percent), gur (-1.33 percent), betel leaves & nuts (-0.83 percent), fish (-0.71 percent), mustard oil (-0.32 percent). Prices of kerosene oil and motor fuel fell by -0.60 percent and -0.20 percent, respectively.