Statistics Estonia 8 January 2014
According to Statistics Estonia, the consumer price index increased 2.8% in 2013 compared to the average of 2012.
The annual change of the consumer price index was mainly influenced by the 28.7% price increase of electricity that arrived at homes, which accounted for two thirds of the total increase. The 4.9% price increase of food and the 3.5% price decrease of transport also had a bigger impact on the index. Motor fuel was 3.7% cheaper than in 2012.
In 2013, of food products, the prices of potatoes (39%) and fresh vegetables (16%) increased the most and the prices of coffee and sugar (11%) decreased the most, compared to the average of 2012.
In the last fifteen years, the annual change of the consumer price index has been under 3% on two occasions: –0.1% in 2009 and 1.3% in 2003. A 3% annual change was recorded in 2010 and 2004.
The annual change of the consumer price index was mainly influenced by electricity