The national consumer price index (CPI), reaching 102.4 points (base Dec. 2015 = 100). The year-on-year amounted as in the previous month to 0.7 percent, the Federal statistical office (FSO) announced on Friday.
Overall, Inflation stood within the expectations of the experts. From the news Agency Reuters surveyed Economists had expected a rise in consumer prices month-on-month by 0.1 to 0.2 percent and an annual inflation of 0.6 to 0.8 percent.
Deep in the pockets of the motorists had to resort in April: petrol was within one month of 3.7 per cent more expensive. In the event of air transport, the prices rose compared to March, even to 4.9 per cent, while package tours by 1.3 per cent more expensive.
More money needed to pay the consumer once again is also for clothing: ladies paid for dresses and Jupes is around 22 percent more than in the previous month and also women’s pants rose by a good 7 percent. Gentlemen had to pay for her pants, however, 5.4 percent more.
the decline in prices in the hospitality industry (-5.1 percent). Also for glasses and contact lenses (-5.4 percent) had to be paid less, as well as for face care and body care products, but also for berries or coffee. Also, the fuel oil is discounted to the end of the heating season a bit.
The harmonised index of consumer prices (HICP), with which the local inflation that can be compared in the European countries, in April in 101,85 points. This corresponds to a rate of change of +0.6 percent compared to the previous month. Compared to the previous month, the Index gained 1.1 percent.