Prices of goods and services used for personal consumption in December 2019 in relation to November 2019 increased by 0.5% on average. Consumer prices in December 2019, increased by 1.9% in relation to December 2018. In 2019 in relation to 2018, consumer prices increased by 1.7%, on average.
Observed by main groups according to the destination of consumption in December 2019 in relation to the previous month, increase of prices was noted in the groups Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (1.5%), Food and non-alcoholic beverages (1.0%), Health (0.4%), Alcoholic beverages and tobacco (0.2%) and in the groups Recreation and culture, Furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house and Clothing and footwear (each by 0.1%). Decrease of prices was noted in the groups Restaurants and hotels (-0.8%), Communication (-0.3%) and Transport (-0.1%).
Prices of other goods and services mostly remained unchanged.