Inflation was 2.4% YoY to June 2019, Statistics Estonia reports.
Services saw a higher Consumer Price Index (CPI) rise than goods, 3.5%, compared with 1.8%.
Regulated prices of goods and services rose by 0.8% and non-regulated prices by 2.9%.
CPI rises were affected the most by food and non-alcoholic beverages, which comprised nearly 30% of the total increase of the index. The bulk of this in turn resulted from price rises in vegetables, at 26%.
Other significant influence came from holiday trip price increases (just under 30%) and from rising housing costs (solid fuels rose by 14.6%, pipeline gas by 11.3% and rents by 7.3%).
Compared with June 2018, petrol was 1% cheaper and diesel fuel 0.5% more expensive.
Among food products, the biggest price increases were seen with potatoes (66%), fresh vegetables (32%) and rice (12%), and the biggest price decreases occurred with fresh fish (12%).
Compared with the previous month, CPI rose by 0.2%, according to Statistics Estonia.
Changes were affected the most by transport – petrol prices fell by 3.2% and diesel by 2.6%. Holiday trips (13.9%), accommodation services (12.5%) and fresh vegetables (6.5%) all saw price rises between May and June. (ERR/Business World Magazine)