In December last year, prices in Hungary increased by 2.7 percent, and in 2020 by an average of 3.3 percent compared to the previous year, the CSO announced.
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A fresh announcement according to, in December 2020, consumer prices were on average 2.7 percent higher than a year earlier. This value is in line with market expectations, after a dynamics of 2.7 percent in November.
Over the past year, the prices of spirits, tobacco and food have risen significantly. Consumer prices rose by an average of 0.3 per cent in one month and by an average of 3.3 per cent in 2020 compared to the previous year.
In 12 months compared to December 2019:
- The price of food is 4.9, including cooking oil 13.7, seasonal food (potatoes, fresh vegetables, fresh domestic and southern fruits combined) 11.8, sugar 11.7, workplace meal 10.2, Paris, sausage rose by 7.8 per cent and flour by 6.8 per cent.
- Alcoholic beverages and tobacco prices rose by an average of 8.8 per cent, of which tobacco products by 14.4 per cent.
- Durable consumer goods were paid 2.8 percent more and vehicle fuels 4.5 percent less.
In 1 month, compared to November 2020:
- Consumer prices rose an average of 0.3 percent.
- Food prices fell by 0.5 per cent, including Paris, sausages by 2.0 per cent, seasonally priced foods (potatoes, fresh vegetables, fruit) by 1.6 per cent, poultry meat by 1.3 per cent and milk by 0.7 per cent less, cooking oil. 2.0, sugar 1.5 percent more.
- The prices of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products increased by 2.6 percent on average, of which tobacco products increased by 5.2 percent.
- Vehicle fuels cost 3.6 percent more.
Thus, in 2020 as a whole compared to the previous year:
- Consumer prices rose by an average of 3.3 percent, with food prices rising the most, by 7.2 percent.
- The prices of alcoholic beverages and tobacco increased by 6.9 per cent, those of services by 2.9 per cent, those of durable consumer goods by 1.4 per cent and those of household energy by 0.3 per cent.
- The prices of clothing items did not change on average, while those of other items decreased by 0.9 percent.
- Consumer prices among retired households rose by an average of 3.8 percent.
|Name||Previous month = 100.0||Same year of previous year = 100.0||2020 (previous year = 100)|
|Harmonized consumer prices||100,3||102,8||103,4|
|Core inflation (original, seasonally unadjusted)||100,3||104,0||104,1|
|Retired consumer prices||100,1||103,0||103,8|
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