Prices of goods and services used for personal consumption in February 2020 in relation to January 2020 increased by 0.6% on average. Consumer prices in February 2020, increased by 1.9% in relation to February 2019. In February 2020 in relation to December 2019, consumer prices increased by 1.2%, on average.
Observed by main groups according to the destination of consumption in February 2020 in relation to the previous month, increase of prices was noted in the groups Communication (3.8%), Alcoholic beverages and tobacco (2.5%), Food and non-alcoholic beverages (1.2%), Recreation and culture (0.8%) and in the groups Furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house and Restaurants and hotels (еаch by 0.2%). Decrease of prices was noted in the groups Clothing and footwear (-2.6%), Transport (-0.7%) and Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (-0.1%).
Prices of other goods and services mostly remained unchanged.