In January 2019, cost of fuel increased by 1.85 percent, far slower than a 8.38 percent rise in December. Also, cost of manufactured products rose 2.61 percent, slowing from a 3.59 percent gain in a month earlier, as prices went up less for: basic metals (3.57 percent vs 9.33 percent), chemical & chemical products (4.47 percent vs 6.01 percent) and textiles (4.85 percent vs 5.30 percent).
Meanwhile, cost of primary articles rose 3.54 percent, faster than a 2.28 percent in a month earlier, namely for cereals (7.95 percent vs 7.59 percent); wheat (9.94 percent vs 9.61 percent), pulses or grain legumes (7.55 percent vs 2.11 percent) and minerals (26.48 percent vs 14.89 percent). In addition, prices rebounded for food articles (2.34 percent vs -0.07 percent).
On a monthly basis, wholesale prices went down by 0.70 percent, following a 1.40 percent decrease in December.