Year-on-year, the highest annual increases in January were recorded for: hotels, cafes and restaurants (+13.06 percent from +13.98 percent in December); food and non-alcoholic beverages (+10.97 percent from +12.73 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (+9.77 percent from +9.68 percent); clothing and footwear (+9.14 percent from +8.43 percent); furnishing, household equipment (+8.54 percent from 8.06 percent); health (+8.3 percent from 8.62 percent) and housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (+7.50 percent from 6.83 percent). In contrast, cost of transportation declined by 0.99 percent from a 2.07 percent increase in the preceding month.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices accelerated 1.10 percent after a 0.44 percent drop in December of 2014. Upward pressures came from alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+4.19 percent), food and non-alcoholic beverages (+3.52 percent), miscellaneous goods and services (+2.52 percent), furnishings and household equipment (+2.01 percent) and recreation and culture (+1.64 percent). In contrast, prices declined for clothing and footwear (-6.98 percent) and transportation (-0.56 percent).