Consumer prices were up 0.4% in January 2020 compared to December 2019. The average consumer price rate based on the CPI over the last 12 months (February 2019-January 2020) as compared to the previous 12 months (February 2018-January 2019) is 3.8%, INS says.
The biggest price hikes were for plane tickets (by 50%), postal services (7.4%) and hear, which was more expensive in January by almost 3 per cent.
Vegetables are more expensive by 3%, while fruit by 2.8%.
On the other hand, prices were down for fuels, leather footwear and telephony.