30 September 2022,   14:01
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Prices on vegetables increased by 23.3%, bread and cereals 20.5% - GeoStat

According to the data published by the National Statistics Office of Georgia, prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as water, electricity and natural gas increased in January.

The monthly inflation rate was mainly influenced by price changes for the following groups:

Food and non-alcoholic beverages: the prices for the group increased by 2.5%, contributing 0.84% to the overall monthly index change. The prices were higher for the following subgroups: vegetables (8.4%), fruit and grapes (7.4%), mineral waters, soft drinks, fruit and vegetable juices (4.1%), milk, cheese and eggs (3.2%), coffee, tea and cocoa (1.4%), fish (1.2%), meat (1.1%);

Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels: the prices for the group posted a 2.9% increase, which contributed 0.24% to the inflation rate. The prices were higher for the following subgroups: electricity, gas and other fuels (4.4%), maintenance and repair of the dwelling (0.8%);

Clothing and footwear: the prices for the group decreased by 3.8%, with the relevant contribution of -0.14% to the monthly inflation rate.

The annual inflation rate was mainly influenced by price changes for the following groups:

Food and non-alcoholic beverages: the prices in the group increased by 16.2%, contributing 5.27% to the overall annual inflation rate. Within the group the prices increased for the following subgroups: vegetables (23.3%), bread and cereals (20.5%), oils and fats (19.6%), mineral waters, soft drinks, fruit and vegetable juices (18.3%), sugar, jam, honey, chocolate and confectionery (18.2%), fish (16.6%), milk, cheese and eggs (14.4%), fruit and grapes (13.7%), meat (11.9%), coffee, tea and cocoa (7.8%);

Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels: the prices for the group posted a 44.8% increase, which contributed 3.69% to the annual inflation rate. The prices were higher for the following subgroups: electricity, gas and other fuels (68.0%), water supply and miscellaneous services relating to the dwelling (58.0%), maintenance and repair of the dwelling (8.7%). In the same period prices were lower for actual rentals for housing (-3.1%);

Transport: the prices increased by 16.2%, contributing 2.08% to the annual inflation rate. Within the group the prices increased for operation of personal transport equipment (23.3%)”, - reads the report of GeoStat.

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