Consumer prices in November dropped by 0.1% compared with October. This decrease came from a moderate price decline in the majority of the consumer basket divisions, primarily in 'alcoholic beverages, tobacco' and 'recreation and culture'. The month-on-month price rise occurred only in 'food and non-alcoholic beverages'. The year-on-year growth of consumer prices accelerated to 1.1% in November (0.9% in October) after a slowdown, which lasted for 4 months.
The month-on-month decrease in consumer prices in 'alcoholic beverages, tobacco' came from the reduction in prices of spirits and beer (-3.0% and -0.9%, respectively). The drop in prices in 'recreation and culture' caused particularly a decline in off-season prices of package holidays (-2.1%). In 'miscellaneous goods and services', prices of beauty products went primarily down (-2.6%). In 'transport', fuel prices decreased (-0.8%). In 'clothing and footwear', prices of clothing and footwear were lower (-0.5% and -0.3%, respectively). In food, prices of flour were lower (-2.4%) as well as prices of edible oils (-2.4%), sugar (-1.5%), cocoa (-1.4%) and tea (-1.0%).
A contrary effect on the consumer price level owed mainly to a month-on-month rise in prices in 'food and non-alcoholic beverages', where prices went up by 0.7% in November after four months of the drop. Prices of vegetables were particularly higher by 1.3%, eggs by 5.3%, butcher products by 0.9%, yoghurts by 3.7%, cheese by 1.5%, milk by 1.7%, chocolate and chocolate-based products by 3.4% compared with October.
Prices of goods in total remained unchanged, prices of services decreased (-0.2%).