The highest annual increase was 16.31 percent in alcoholic beverages and tobacco. Housing (9.84 percent), hotels, cafes and restaurants (9.40 percent), food and non-alcoholic beverages (8.10 percent) were the other indices where high increases were recorded.
The highest monthly increase was 2.04 percent in food and non-alcoholic beverages. The indices rose for clothing and footwear 0.86 percent, for hotels, cafes and restaurants 0.62 percent, for health 0.48 percent and for recreation and culture 0.33 percent. The index for alcoholic beverages and tobacco remained same.
In March 2013 within average prices of 437 items in the index, the prices of 59 items remained unchanged while the prices of 246 items increased and for 132 items it decreased.