The average price level in Latvia in September, as compared to September last year, increased by 2.9%, according to official estimates.
The Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia stated, that over the period prices were affected the most by rising prices of food and non-alcoholic drinks, goods and services linked to transport, the group of miscellaneous goods and services, as well as by household-related goods and services and healthcare prices.
Since September 2016, the price level of food and non-alcoholic drinks increased by 5.5% with butter, cheese, curds, yoghurt, meat and meat products, vegetables and fresh fruit, eggs, bakery products and chocolate costing more.
Transport-related goods and services got more expensive by 3.2%, which, according to statisticians, was due to fuel becoming more expensive by 7.6%. However, passenger fights and passenger transport on ships have got cheaper since September 2016. (BNN/Business World Magazine)