Text: Statistics Estonia

According to Statistics Estonia Statistikaamet. , in November, the consumer price index rose by 0.9% compared with October and by 21.3% compared with November 2021. Goods were 20.1% and services 23.5% more expensive than in November last year.

Viktoria Trasanov, leading analyst at Statistics Estonia Statistikaamet. , said that, compared with November 2021, the consumer price index was influenced the most by price changes related to housing and food and non-alcoholic beverages, which each accounted for slightly over 30% of the total increase. “Solid fuels were 110.9%, electricity that reached homes 72.6%, heat energy 62.3% and gas 18.9% more expensive,” said Trasanov.

Among food products, the biggest increase compared with November 2021 occurred in the prices of sugar (104.2%). Flour and cereals were 74.9%, eggs 59.6%, other edible oils 53.7% and sauces 52.6% more expensive. “Petrol was 18% and diesel fuel 40.8% more expensive,” added Trasanov.

Compared with October, the consumer price index was influenced the most by the rising prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages, which accounted for three fifths of the total increase, and by housing-related price changes, which accounted for a fifth of the total index rise.