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Inflation reduces to 1.1% in March

16 Apr 2019, 00:27 ( 3 Months ago)

DF Report
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The year-on-year change in consumer prices was 1.1 per cent in March, according to Statistics Finland.

In February, inflation stood at 1.3 per cent. The slight decline in inflation was caused by lower prices of vegetables, for example.

Consumer prices were raised most in March by increases in the prices of electricity, capital repair on detached house, cigarettes, bank charges and rents from one year ago.

The rising of consumer prices from one year back was curbed most by reductions in the prices of mobile phones, televisions, detached houses and children’s day care fees. From February to March, the month-on-month change of consumer prices was 0.1 per cent, which was caused by higher prices of petrol, for example.

Each mid-month, Statistics Finland's interviewers collect altogether around 50,000 prices on nearly 470 commodities from approximately 2,700 outlets for the Consumer Price Index. In addition, some 1,000 items of price data are gathered by centralised collection.