(AGENPARL) – HUNGARY, gio 14 gennaio 2021
Prices increased by 2.7% in December and by 3.3% on average in 2020 compared to the previous year
Consumer prices were 2.7% higher on average in December 2020 than a year earlier. Significant price rises were measured over the last 12 months for alcoholic beverages and tobacco as well as food. Consumer prices increased by 0.3% on average in one month and by 3.3% on average in 2020 compared to the previous year.
In 12 months, compared to December 2019:
Food prices were up by 4.9%, within which the price of edible oil by 13.7%, that of seasonal food items (potatoes, fresh vegetables and fresh domestic and tropical fruits together) by 11.8%, sugar prices by 11.7%, the price of meals at canteens by 10.2%, that of other meat preparations by 7.8% and flour prices by 6.8%. Price decrease has been measured, in case of pork by 3.9% and poultry meat by 0.9%. Alcoholic beverages and tobacco became an average 8.8%, within which tobacco 14.4% more expensive. Consumers paid 2.8% more for consumer durables and 4.5% less for motor fuels.
In one month, compared to November 2020:
Consumer prices increased by 0.3% on average. Food prices were cut by 0.5%, within which other meat preparations cost 2.0%, seasonal food items (potatoes, fresh vegetables and fruits) 1.6%, poultry meat 1.3% and milk 0.7% less, while edible oil 2.0% and sugar 1.5% more for consumers. Alcoholic beverages and tobacco prices went up by 2.6% on average, within which tobacco prices by 5.2%. Consumers paid 3.6% more for motor fuels.
In 2020 compared to the previous year:
Consumer prices rose by 3.3% on average, within which the highest price rise of 7.2% was measured for food. Alcoholic beverages and tobacco prices increased by 6.9%, the price of services by 2.9%, that of consumer durables by 1.4% and electricity, gas and other fuels prices by 0.3%. Clothing and footwear prices were unchanged on average, and the price of other goods lessened by 0.9%. Consumer prices were up by 3.8% on average among pensioner households.
Consumer price indices
a) Seasonally adjusted indices are available in Table 3.6.6 in the Summary tables (STADAT).