The prices of food, non-alcoholic beverages, transport and housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels have increased in Georgia month-on-month, according to the latest inflation data from the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat).
Specifically, the prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages increased 2%. Prices increased for:
Within the group, prices increased for operation of personal transport equipment (2%).
Prices in the group of housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels increased by 1.9%. The prices were higher for the following subgroups:
Overall, in January 2021 the consumer price index increased 1.1% compared to the previous month, while the annual inflation rate amounted to 2.8%.
With regard to annual core inflation, which is calculated by excluding the groups of food and non-alcoholic beverages, energy, regulated tariffs, transport from the consumer basket, the prices increased by 5.8%, while the annual core inflation without tobacco amounted to 5.7%", said Geostat.
As for annual inflation, prices increased in the group of food and non-alcoholic beverages (+6.4%), health (+9.7%), furnishings, household equipment and maintenance (+10.8%), alcoholic beverages and tobacco (6.9%) and housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (20.5%).