Although housing, water, electricity, gas and fuels prices increased 5.70 percent compared to March of 2014, kerosene oil and motor fuel prices declined 30.26 percent and 23.16 percent respectively.
Additional downward pressure came from: food and non-alcoholic beverages (-0.48 percent) and transport prices (-10.74 percent). In contrast, clothing and footwear prices went up by 7.37 percent; furnishing and household equipment grew 5.55 percent; education, communication and health prices rose 14.22 percent, 0.32 percent and 4.31 percent, respectively.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.23 percent as food and non-alcoholic beverages’ prices went up by 0.55 percent pushed by higher costs of vegetables, fruits and other food products. In contrast, transport prices fell 0.14 percent.