October consumer price index up 4.4% year on year ({{commentsTotal}})

The consumer price index grew by 4.4% on year in October 2018.
The consumer price index grew by 4.4% on year in October 2018. Source: Merilin Pärli/ERR

According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index in October 2018 was 0.5% compared to September and 4.4% compared to October of the previous year. Goods were 3.7% and services 5.7% more expensive compared to October 2017, while regulated prices of goods and services increased by 9.1%, and non-regulated prices by 3.1%.

Compared to October 2017, the consumer price index was affected the most by transport, which contributed nearly a third of the total increase of the index. Some three quarters of the increase in transport cost was due to the 20.1% higher petrol price, and a 20.4% increase in the price of diesel.

Electricity, gas and other fuels contributed a fifth of the total increase. Compared to October 2017, the price of electricity that reaches homes have risen by 11.7%, that of solid fuels by 24.5%, heating energy 3.4% and gas 8.9%.

Food and non-alcoholic beverages contributed a seventh of the total increase. Compared to October 2017, among food products the biggest price increases were seen in the prices of frozen fruits and berries (26%), fresh vegetables (21%) and eggs (19%), while the biggest reported price decrease was for sugar (21%).

The previous time that the change of the consumer price index compared to the same month of the previous year was 4.4% or higher was in March 2012, when the change was also 4.4%.

Compared to September, in October the consumer price index was affected the most by transport. Diesel fuel became 7.6% more expensive, and petrol 4.1% more expensive in a month. Plane tickets bought for October were 21% more expensive than tickets bought for September.

A greater impact on the monthly change was also exerted by a 10% price drop in fruit and a 2.8% drop in electricity that reached homes. Vegetables have become 5.2% more expensive.

Download the ERR News app for Android and iOS now and never miss an update!

Editor: Dario Cavegn



ERR kasutab oma veebilehtedel http küpsiseid. Kasutame küpsiseid, et meelde jätta kasutajate eelistused meie sisu lehitsemisel ning kohandada ERRi veebilehti kasutaja huvidele vastavaks. Kolmandad osapooled, nagu sotsiaalmeedia veebilehed, võivad samuti lisada küpsiseid kasutaja brauserisse, kui meie lehtedele on manustatud sisu otse sotsiaalmeediast. Kui jätkate ilma oma lehitsemise seadeid muutmata, tähendab see, et nõustute kõikide ERRi internetilehekülgede küpsiste seadetega.
Hea lugeja, näeme et kasutate vanemat brauseri versiooni või vähelevinud brauserit.

Parema ja terviklikuma kasutajakogemuse tagamiseks soovitame alla laadida uusim versioon mõnest meie toetatud brauserist: