Over the past year, a small consumer price increase has been registered in Estonia – from November 2015 to November 2016 the country’s consumer price index has risen by 1%. Statisticians evaluate that the key factors behind this have been more expensive fuel, alcohol and tobacco.
Compared to November 2015 last month goods were 1.2% and services 0.8% more expensive, while regulated prices of goods and services had risen by 3.1% and non-regulated prices – by 0.5%.
Statisticians evaluate that the rise in the consumer price index was caused mostly by a 7.3% increase in the prices of alcoholic beverages and tobacco, with alcoholic beverages being 6.6% and tobacco 9.1% more expensive. Likewise, the consumer price index increased by motor fuel as diesel was 3.9% and gas 3.8% more expensive in November. (BNN/Business World Magazine)