The prices of clothing and footwear and healthcare have increased in Georgia, according to the latest inflation data from the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat).
The prices in the group of clothing and footwear increased by 5.6% in June. The prices went up for both clothing (+2.8%) and footwear (+11%).
Health-related costs went up by 2.3%. Prices increased for out-patient services (+7.1%).
On the other hand, the prices decreased for food and non-alcoholic beverages (by 4.8%) and for transport (by 3.4%).
The prices were lower for: vegetables (-28.7%), fruit and grapes (-6.2%), milk, cheese and eggs (-5.2%) and fish (-1.2%).
Overall, in June the consumer price index decreased by 1.4% MoM, while the annual inflation rate amounted to 6.1%.
“With regard to the annual core inflation, which is calculated by excluding the groups of food and non-alcoholic beverages, energy, regulated tariffs, transport from the consumer basket, the prices increased by 6.6%, while the annual core inflation without tobacco amounted to 6.2%”, said Geostat.
As for the annual inflation, prices increased in the group of food and non-alcoholic beverages (+13.6), fruit and grapes (+46.5%), milk, cheese and eggs (+17.2%), fish (+15.8%), coffee, tea and cocoa (+14.8%), oils and fats (+13.5%), meat (+13.1%), sugar, jam, honey, chocolate and confectionery (+12.6%), bread and cereals (+10%), mineral waters, soft drinks, fruit and vegetable juices (+9.3%).
Year-on-year prices of transport went down by 8.6%m while of healthcare went up by 7.5%, said Geostat. (Agenda/Business World Magazine)