Natural gas and fuel prices are registering among the highest growths in 2021, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics.
Between December 2020 and December 2021, natural gas prices rose by 51.57%, edible oil by 27.17% and potatoes by 24.89%.
In the category of non-food goods, in the last year the largest price increases were recorded for natural gas – 51.57% and fuels – 22.45%, without any reductions.
Compared to the previous month, in December 2021 electricity was 6.27% more expensive, thermal energy was 2.14% more expensive, and gas was 1.44% more expensive. Fuels fell 0.78% in December compared to the previous month.
In the case of services, the largest increases were recorded for postal services (plus 22.50%) and for water, canal, sanitation (8.05%). Air transport services fell by 6.38%.
Compared to the previous month, the largest increases in fares were recorded for air transport services (19.79%) and postal services (16.08%). Television subscriptions became cheaper by 0.04%, and payment for accommodation in hotel units by 0.02%.
The annual inflation rate rose to 8.19% in December 2021, from 7.8% in November, as non-food prices rose by 10.73%, food prices by 6.69%, and services by 4.49%, according to data published on Friday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS), quoted by Agerpres.