Electricity, natural gas and edible oil have risen the most in the last year, while potatoes have seen the most significant price declines, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics.
Between August 2020 and August 2021, the prices for electricity increased by 24.65%, for natural gas by 20.55%, for edible oil by 21.27%, and for potatoes there were recorded price decreases of 31%.
In the category of non-food goods, in the last year the largest price increases were recorded for electricity – 24.65%, natural gas – 20.55% and fuels – 14.11%, while the only reduction was recorded in thermal energy, of 0.21%.
Since the beginning of 2021, the price of electricity has risen by 23.15%, of natural gas by 20.49% and of fuels by 12.16%, according to Agerpres.
In the case of services, the highest increases were recorded for postal services (plus 5.53%), water, sewerage, sanitation (5.16%) and other industrial services (4.52%). On the other hand, air travel fell by 13.14%.
Since the beginning of the current year, the largest tariff increases have been registered for postal services (5.51%), water, sewerage, sanitation (5.46%) and those for car repairs, electronics and photo works (3, 48%).
The annual inflation rate rose to 5.3% in August 2021, from 5% in July, as non-food goods rose by 7.92%, food by 2.7%, and services with 2.97%, according to data published by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).