Year-on-year, notable price increases were recorded for transport (+ 5.3 percent); food and non-alcoholic beverages (+ 4.2 percent) and housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (+ 3.2 percent). Other increases were observed for alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+ 14.1 percent); restaurants and hotels (+ 4.2 percent); education (+ 2.6 percent); health (+ 2.1 percent); furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance and recreation services and culture (+1.6 percent each).
In contrast, downward pressures came from prices of miscellaneous goods and services (- 1.1 percent); communication (- 0.4 percent) and clothing and footwear (- 0.2 percent).
When compared with the previous month, the CPI rose in January by 0.6 percent. The main increases were for cost of restaurants and hotels (+ 1.1 percent); food and non-alcoholic beverages; housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels and education by 0.8 percent each.