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CROATIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS
10000 ZAGREB, ILICA 3, PHONE: +385 1 4806-111, P.O.B. 80, CROATIA

ISSN 1334-0565

 

YEAR: XLV.

ZAGREB, 14 JANUARY, 2009

NUMBER: 13.1.1/12.

 

 

OBLIGED TO NOTIFY DATA SOURCE

 

 

CONSUMER PRICE INDICES, DECEMBER 2008

 

In December 2008, as compared to November 2008, the prices of goods and services for personal consumption, measured by consumer price indices, decreased by 0.6% on the average. As compared to December 2007, that is, at the annual level, they increased by 2.9% and on the annual average by 6.1%.

 

Reviewed by main groups of products by intended use, in December 2008, as compared to November 2008, the highest increase was shown in the prices of Food and non-alcoholic beverages (0.9%), the prices of Catering and accommodation services (0.5%), the prices of Miscellaneous goods and services (0.3%) and the prices of Health (0.1%). The increase in the consumer price index in December 2008 was mostly alleviated by a decrease in the prices of Clothing and footwear (6.0%, seasonal sales), Transport (3.4%, lower prices of fuel), the prices of Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (0.2%, lower prices of liquid fuels) and the prices of Communication (0.1%).

 

At the same time, in December 2008, as compared to November 2008, the prices of Alcoholic beverages and tobacco, the prices of Furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house, the prices of Recreation and culture and the prices of Education remained unchanged on the average.

 

In December 2008, as compared to November 2008, the prices of Clothing and footwear (by -0.50%) and the prices of Transport  (by -0.39%) contributed the most to the decrease of consumer price indices, while the prices of Food and non-alcoholic beverages (by 0.29%) contributed the most to their increase.

 

Within consumer price indices, in December 2008, as compared to November 2008, the prices of Goods decreased by 0.9% on the average, while the prices of Services increased by 0.5%.

 

Reviewed by subindices, in December 2008, as compared to November 2008, only two indices increased, that of Fresh food by 2.1% and of Food, beverages and tobacco by 0.8%, while the index of Energy decreased by 3.3%, the index of Goods without food, beverages and tobacco by 2.5%, the index of Non-food industrial goods without energy by 1.7%, the index of Goods without electricity by 1.0%, the Total index without energy and food by 0.8% and the Total index without energy by 0.2%. At the same time, the index of Processed food remained the same.

 

 

1.    CONSUMER PRICE INDICES, ACCORDING TO COICOP, DECEMBER 2008

COICOP

 

Structure
(%)

XII. 2008.
Ø 2005.

XII. 2008.
XI. 2008.

XII. 2008.
XII. 2007.

Ø 2008.
Ø 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

00

Consumer price indices total

100,00

112,8

99,4

102,9

106,1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

01

Food and non-alcoholic beverages

31,84

118,0

100,9

104,8

110,0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

01.1

Food

29,13

118,5

101,1

105,0

110,6

   01.1.1

Bread and cereals

5,30

127,2

100,2

112,2

115,5

     01.1.2

Meat

7,89

111,5

100,5

108,1

106,4

     01.1.3

Fish

1,40

118,8

101,1

108,6

106,8

     01.1.4

Milk, cheese and eggs

5,16

124,2

100,2

103,2

114,3

     01.1.5

Oils and fats

1,48

133,3

100,4

97,3

121,6

     01.1.6

Fruit

1,81

118,6

101,2

102,8

118,6

     01.1.7

Vegetables

3,45

109,8

107,5

92,1

103,1

     01.1.8

Sugar, jam, honey, chocolate and confectionary

1,45

113,7

99,3

105,9

106,8

    01.1.9

Food products, n. e. c.

1,19

126,5

100,4

106,4

108,6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

01.2

Non-alcoholic beverages

2,71

113,3

98,8

101,8

103,5

   01.2.1

Coffee, tea and cocoa

1,10

106,5

97,2

99,0

102,9

   01.2.2

Mineral waters, soft drinks and juices

1,61

118,3

99,9

103,7

103,9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

02

Alcoholic beverages and tobacco

5,54

110,7

100,0

101,8

105,0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

02.1

Alcoholic beverages

1,87

115,1

100,0

105,3

104,9

   02.1.1

Spirits

0,14

110,7

100,0

103,0

103,5

   02.1.2

Wine

0,79

115,8

99,8

105,4

104,4

   02.1.3

Beer

0,94

115,0

100,2

105,6

105,7

02.2

Tobacco

3,67

108,8

100,0

100,0

105,0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

03

Clothing and footwear

8,39

111,8

94,0

98,9

102,7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

03.1

Clothing

5,95

112,4

93,5

98,5

102,2

   03.1.1

Clothing materials

0,02

109,1

100,5

103,4

102,0

      03.1.2

Garments

5,82

112,6

93,4

98,5

102,2

      03.1.3

Other articles of clothing and accessories

0,06

110,0

100,0

102,3

103,0

      03.1.4

Cleaning, repair and hire of clothing

0,05

105,4

100,9

102,4

103,3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

03.2

Footwear, including repairs

2,44

110,5

95,1

99,7

104,0

   03.2.1

Footwear

2,43

110,5

95,1

99,7

104,0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

04

Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels

14,24

120,4

99,8

106,5

106,8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

04.1

Actual rentals for housing

0,74

163,4

100,7

114,4

113,7

04.3

Maintenance and repair of dwelling

2,00

115,5

100,1

103,4

103,7

   04.3.1

Materials for the maintenance and repair of the dwelling

1,04

116,4

100,1

103,4

104,1

   04.3.2

Services for the maintenance and repair of the dwelling

0,96

114,3

100,1

103,4

103,3

04.4

Water supply and miscellaneous services relating to dwelling

2,82

134,6

100,7

108,9

107,2

   04.4.1

Water supply

2,17

134,7

100,0

108,4

106,9

   04.4.2

Refuse collection

0,65

134,0

103,0

110,5

108,0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

04.5

Electricity, gas and other fuels

8,68

113,5

99,4

105,8

106,8

   04.5.1

Electricity

3,97

121,4

100,0

116,1

109,0

   04.5.2

Gas

2,10

99,5

100,0

100,2

99,4

   04.5.3

Liquid fuels

0,81

99,4

82,5

80,0

124,6

   04.5.4

Solid fuels

1,22

123,0

101,6

109,0

102,2

   04.5.5

Heat energy

0,58

102,7

113,9

85,8

105,8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

05

Furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance of house

5,29

111,3

100,0

104,6

104,8

 


1.     CONSUMER PRICE INDICES, ACCORDING TO COICOP, DECEMBER 2008

 (continued)

COICOP

 

Structure
(%)

XII. 2008.
Ø 2005.

XII. 2008.
XI. 2008.

XII 2008.
XII. 2007.

Ø 2008.
Ø 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

05.1

Furniture and furnishings, carpets and other floor coverings

1,27

108,1

99,0

103,3

103,4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   05.1.1

Furniture and furnishings

1,19

108,6

99,0

103,4

103,5

   05.1.2

Carpets and other floor coverings

0,07

99,6

98,9

100,7

101,3

   05.1.3

Repair of furniture, furnishings and floor coverings

0,01

120,8

100,0

111,0

109,9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

05.2

Household textiles

0,29

107,8

99,7

104,0

104,4

05.3

Household appliances

0,98

109,5

99,8

102,4

105,6

    05.3.1

Major household appliances

0,87

108,9

99,8

102,0

105,8

   05.3.2

Small electric household appliances

0,05

116,7

100,4

105,2

106,2

  05.3.3

Repair of household appliances

0,06

110,6

100,0

106,4

103,1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  05.4

Glassware and tableware utensils

0,19

120,1

100,6

106,6

105,7

  05.5

Tools and equipment for house and garden

0,24

108,6

100,3

103,0

103,0

  05.5.1

Major tools and equipment for house and garden

0,09

106,6

99,7

100,4

103,1

  05.5.2

Small tools and accessories

0,15

109,7

100,6

104,6

103,0

05.6

Goods and services for household maintenance

2,32

114,0

100,6

106,3

105,4

  05.6.1

Non-durable household goods

2,13

114,6

100,6

106,6

105,7

  05.6.2

Domestic services and household services

0,19

107,5

100,2

103,3

102,1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

06

Health

2,80

117,7

100,1

107,6

105,9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

06.1

Medical products, appliances and equipment

1,46

110,5

100,1

108,6

106,2

  06.1.1

Pharmaceutical products

1,34

111,0

100,1

109,3

106,6

  06.1.2

Other medical and  therapeutic products

0,12

104,6

100,1

100,9

101,7

06.2

Medical services, except hospital services

1,10

122,3

100,0

104,3

104,0

  06.2.1

Medical services

0,58

132,2

100,1

104,0

103,4

  06.2.2

Dental services

0,52

112,5

100,0

104,5

104,7

06.3

Hospital services

0,24

134,2

100,0

117,4

113,1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

07

Transport

11,39

101,3

96,6

94,5

104,8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

07.1

Purchase of vehicles

3,46

98,4

100,8

98,3

97,2

  07.1.1

Motor cars

3,41

98,5

100,8

98,2

97,1

  07.1.2

Motor cycle and bicycles 

0,05

100,1

99,6

105,5

104,2

07.2

Operation of personal transport equipment

6,61

99,0

93,7

89,6

108,3

  07.2.1

Spare parts and accessories

0,33

117,1

99,9

103,4

106,5

    07.2.2

Fuels and lubricants for personal transport equipment

4,92

94,7

91,3

85,0

109,6

    07.2.3

Maintenance and repair of personal transport equipment

0,71

113,0

100,0

104,5

105,6

    07.2.4

Other services in respect of personal transport equipment

0,65

105,9

100,0

101,7

102,8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

07.3

Transport services

1,32

121,3

99,7

108,8

108,0

  07.3.1

Passenger transport by railway

0,27

105,5

100,0

100,0

100,3

    07.3.2

Passenger transport by road

0,92

127,7

99,6

111,2

110,3

    07.3.3

Passenger transport by air

0,04

103,2

99,9

101,7

101,2

    07.3.4

Passenger transport by sea and inland waterway

0,03

124,3

100,0

118,8

110,6

    07.3.5

Combined passenger transport

0,02

142,6

100,0

132,0

132,0

    07.3.6

Other purchased transport services

0,04

100,0

100,0

100,0

100,0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

08

Communication

4,16

98,0

99,9

98,2

98,6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

08.1

Postal services

0,04

100,0

100,0

100,0

100,0

08.2

Telephone and telefax equipment and services

4,12

97,9

99,9

98,2

98,6

 


1.   CONSUMER PRICE INDICES, ACCORDING TO COICOP, DECEMBER 2008

 (continued)

COICOP

 

Structure
(%)

XII. 2008.
Ø 2005.

XII. 2008.
XI. 2008.

XII 2008.
XII. 2007.

Ø 2008.
Ø 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

09

Recreation and culture

6,10

104,1

100,0

101,7

101,3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

09.1

Audio-visual, photographic and
information processing equipment

0,84

67,2

98,0

81,5

84,3

  09.1.1

Equipment for the reception, recording and reproduction of sound and pictures

0,29

87,0

98,6

92,2

95,5

     09.1.2

Photographic and recording equipment

0,05

86,5

100,2

97,2

93,8

     09.1.3

Information processing equipment

0,40

47,8

96,9

68,1

72,7

     09.1.4

Recording media for pictures and sound

0,10

92,3

98,8

94,3

96,9

09.2

Other major durables for recreation and culture 

0,08

108,8

100,0

97,4

103,4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

09.3

Other recreational items and equipment, gardens and pets

0,91

116,8

100,8

106,4

105,6

  09.3.1

Toys, games and hobbies

0,07

103,1

101,0

98,4

99,0

  09.3.2

Equipment for sport, camping and open-air recreation

0,07

102,9

98,7

97,5

101,5

  09.3.3

Gardens, plants and flowers

0,37

112,6

101,2

106,3

103,4

  09.3.4

Pets and related products for pets including veterinary  services for pets

0,40

126,5

100,8

109,5

109,7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

09.4

Recreational and cultural services

1,93

110,2

100,0

104,2

103,5

  09.4.1

Recreational and sporting services

0,28

108,0

100,0

100,9

101,9

  09.4.2

Cultural services

1,65

110,7

99,9

104,7

103,8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


09.5

Books, newspapers and stationery

1,98

110,9

100,5

106,6

104,3

  09.5.1

Books

0,90

114,8

100,7

107,5

105,6

  09.5.2

Newspapers and periodicals

0,84

106,6

100,5

106,2

102,6

  09.5.3

Miscellaneous printed matter and stationary and drawing materials

0,24

112,8

99,5

104,4

105,2

09.6

Package holidays

0,36

103,3

99,7

98,4

104,3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

Education

0,97

108,6

100,0

102,9

102,5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

Catering and accommodation services

3,46

113,5

100,5

107,0

106,0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.1

Catering services

3,06

115,3

100,6

107,6

106,6

   11.1.1

Meals and drinks provided by restaurants, cafes and like

2,71

114,9

100,7

106,9

106,2

   11.1.2

Canteens

0,35

117,7

100,1

112,8

109,1

11.2

Accommodation services

0,40

99,4

99,9

102,8

102,2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

Miscellaneous goods and services

5,82

113,4

100,3

104,7

104,3

12.1

Personal care

3,70

113,1

100,2

104,7

104,9

   12.1.1

Services of hairdressing salons and grooming establishments

1,12

109,5

100,1

104,3

104,0

   12.1.2

Electrical appliances for personal care

0,09

116,2

99,5

102,7

103,9

   12.1.3

Other non-electrical appliances and products for personal care

2,49

114,6

100,3

104,9

105,3

12.3

Personal effects, n. e. c.

0,32

118,1

100,3

109,4

106,6

   12.3.1

Clocks, watches and jewellery

0,09

137,2

100,3

116,8

113,6

   12.3.2

Other personal  items

0,23

110,6

100,3

106,5

103,9

12.4

Social protection

0,23

117,5

100,0

111,3

107,7

12.5

Insurance

0,73

101,1

100,0

100,4

100,4

   12.5.2

Insurance connected with the dwelling

0,03

108,0

100,0

107,5

101,9

   12.5.3

Insurance connected with health

0,10

112,1

100,0

100,0

103,7

   12.5.4

Insurance connected with transport

0,60

99,2

100,0

100,0

99,8

12.6

Financial services n. e. c.

0,18

153,9

104,1

116,1

112,6

12.7

Other services, n. e. c.

0,66

114,2

100,0

101,6

101,1

 


2.   CONSUMER PRICE INDICES, BY SELECTED GROUPS, DECEMBER 2008

 

Structure
(%)

XII. 2008.
Ø 2005.

XII. 2008.
XI. 2008.

XII. 2008.
XII. 2007.

Ø 2008.
Ø 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goods

76,89

112,2

99,1

102,4

106,6

Services

23,11

114,7

100,5

104,3

104,3

Total, without energy

86,40

113,7

99,8

103,6

105,8

Total, without energy and food

57,26

111,6

99,2

102,8

103,5

Goods without electricity

72,92

111,7

99,0

101,7

106,5

Non-food Industrial goods without energy1)

28,54

110,7

98,3

102,2

103,0

Energy2)

13,61

106,9

96,7

98,3

107,8

Food, beverages and tobacco

37,38

116,9

100,8

104,3

109,2

Goods without food, beverages and tobacco

39,51

108,2

97,5

100,6

104,3

Fresh food1)

14,55

113,1

102,1

103,7

107,2

Processed food2)

22,83

119,9

100,0

104,7

110,5

 

 

1)    See Notes on Methodology.

 

 

3.   ANNUAL CONSUMER PRICE INDICES

 

2005. = 100

Previous year = 100

Consumer price index – total

Goods

Services

Consumer price index – total

 

 

 

 

 

1998.

81,2

84,0

71,4

     -

1999.

84,4

86,4

77,2

104,0

2000.

88,3

90,3

81,2

104,6

2001.

91,7

93,3

85,5

103,8

2002.

93,2

93,6

91,7

101,7

2003.

94,8

95,1

94,1

101,8

2004.

96,8

96,7

97,2

102,1

2005.

100,0

100,0

100,0

103,3

2006.

103,2

102,5

105,4

103,2

2007.

106,2

105,3

108,7

102,9

2008.

112,8

112,2

114,7

106,1

 


4.   MONTHLY CONSUMER PRICE INDICES

Ø 2005. = 100

 

I.

II.

III.

IV.

V.

VI.

VII.

VIII.

IX.

X.

XI.

XII.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total index

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1998.

79,7

80,0

80,4

80,8

81,7

81,7

81,3

81,2

81,6

81,6

81,9

82,1

1999.

82,9

83,3

83,6

83,8

84,8

84,7

85,1

84,8

84,9

85,1

84,8

85,3

2000.

86,1

86,5

86,9

87,4

87,7

88,6

89,2

89,0

89,4

89,5

89,7

90,0

2001.

90,2

90,7

90,5

91,8

92,6

92,4

91,5

92,1

92,3

91,9

91,8

92,1

2002.

93,0

93,0

92,9

93,2

93,7

93,2

92,9

92,7

93,1

93,3

93,5

93,8

2003.

94,3

94,5

95,0

94,7

94,9

94,6

94,7

94,8

95,0

95,0

95,2

95,4

2004.

96,3

96,3

96,4

96,5

97,2

96,9

96,5

96,6

96,4

96,8

97,3

98,0

2005.

98,3

99,4

100,1

99,9

99,9

99,8

99,5

99,6

100,1

100,8

101,0

101,6

2006.

102,2

103,0

103,1

103,4

103,9

103,8

102,9

103,0

103,0

102,9

103,6

103,7

2007.

104,0

104,3

104,9

105,7

106,2

105,8

105,1

105,7

107,0

107,3

108,4

109,7

2008.

110,4

110,3

110,9

111,7

113,0

113,8

113,9

113,6

113,8

113,7

113,5

112,8

 

Goods

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1998.

83,6

83,8

83,9

84,3

84,5

84,3

83,7

83,5

84,0

83,9

84,2

84,6

1999.

85,3

85,8

86,2

86,5

86,7

86,4

86,8

86,4

86,7

86,9

86,5

87,2

2000.

88,0

88,5

89,1

89,5

89,6

90,8

91,1

90,8

91,3

91,5

91,6

92,0

2001.

92,1

92,7

92,7

93,9

94,9

94,7

93,4

93,2

93,5

92,9

92,8

93,2

2002.

93,9

93,7

93,6

93,9

94,3

93,4

92,9

92,9

93,4

93,6

93,6

94,2

2003.

94,8

95,0

95,5

95,1

95,3

94,7

94,4

94,4

95,2

95,2

95,5

95,7

2004.

96,8

96,6

96,6

96,8

97,2

96,7

95,8

95,9

95,9

96,6

97,2

98,0

2005.

98,3

99,7

100,6

100,2

100,0

99,7

99,1

99,1

100,1

100,8

100,9

101,4

2006.

101,8

102,5

102,7

103,0

103,6

103,3

101,9

101,8

102,0

102,1

102,8

102,8

2007.

102,7

102,9

103,8

104,8

105,5

104,9

103,8

104,4

106,4

107,0

108,3

109,5

2008.

109,9

109,5

110,4

111,4

113,0

113,8

113,7

113,1

113,8

113,8

113,2

112,2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1998.

66,8

67,5

68,7

69,3

72,0

72,9

73,0

73,0

73,2

73,4

73,7

73,7

1999.

74,6

74,6

74,7

74,7

77,8

78,3

78,8

78,8

78,6

78,9

78,5

78,5

2000.

79,1

79,3

79,4

80,0

80,8

80,9

82,2

82,4

82,2

82,3

82,7

82,8

2001.

83,0

83,2

82,6

83,9

84,0

84,3

84,5

88,0

87,9

88,1

88,1

88,5

2002.

89,8

90,2

90,5

90,8

91,5

92,5

92,8

92,2

92,5

92,5

92,9

92,6

2003.

92,7

92,9

93,2

93,3

93,7

94,2

96,0

96,1

94,3

94,1

94,1

94,6

2004.

94,9

95,4

95,6

95,6

97,1

97,7

98,8

99,0

98,3

97,8

97,8

98,0

2005.

98,2

98,5

98,6

99,0

99,4

99,9

101,0

101,1

100,1

100,8

101,5

102,0

2006.

103,3

104,6

104,6

104,6

104,9

105,5

106,3

107,1

106,3

105,9

106,1

106,4

2007.

107,8

108,5

108,6

108,3

108,1

108,3

109,3

109,9

108,7

108,3

108,6

110,0

2008.

111,9

112,6

112,4

112,5

112,5

113,4

114,3

114,7

113,5

112,9

114,2

114,7

 


5.   MONTHLY CONSUMER PRICE INDICES, TOTAL

 

I.

II.

III.

IV.

V.

VI.

VII.

VIII.

IX.

X.

XI.

XII.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous month = 100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000.

100,9

100,5

100,5

100,5

100,4

101,0

100,6

99,8

100,4

100,2

100,2

100,4

2001.

100,2

100,5

99,8

101,4

100,9

99,8

99,0

100,7

100,2

99,5

99,9

100,4

2002.

101,0

99,9

100,0

100,3

100,5

99,4

99,7

99,9

100,4

100,2

100,2

100,4

2003.

100,5

100,2

100,5

99,7

100,3

99,6

100,1

100,1

100,2

100,0

100,2

100,3

2004.

101,0

99,9

100,1

100,2

100,7

99,7

99,6

100,1

99,8

100,4

100,5

100,7

2005.

100,3

101,1

100,7

99,8

100,0

99,9

99,8

100,1

100,5

100,7

100,2

100,5

2006.

100,6

100,8

100,1

100,2

100,5

99,9

99,2

100,1

100,0

100,0

100,6

100,0

2007.

100,3

100,3

100,6

100,7

100,5

99,6

99,4

100,6

101,2

100,3

101,0

101,2

2008.

100,7

99,9

100,6

100,7

101,1

100,7

100,1

99,7

100,2

99,9

99,9

99,4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Same month of previous year = 100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000.

103,7

103,8

104,0

104,3

103,5

104,7

104,8

104,9

105,2

105,2

105,8

105,5

2001.

104,8

104,8

104,1

105,0

105,5

104,3

102,6

103,5

103,3

102,6

102,3

102,4

2002.

103,2

102,5

102,7

101,6

101,2

100,8

101,5

100,7

100,9

101,6

101,8

101,8

2003.

101,4

101,7

102,2

101,6

101,4

101,5

102,0

102,2

101,9

101,8

101,8

101,7

2004.

102,1

101,8

101,4

101,9

102,4

102,5

101,9

102,0

101,6

102,0

102,3

102,7

2005.

102,0

103,3

103,9

103,5

102,8

102,9

103,1

103,1

103,8

104,1

103,8

103,6

2006.

103,9

103,6

103,0

103,5

104,0

104,0

103,4

103,4

102,8

102,1

102,5

102,0

2007.

101,8

101,2

101,8

102,3

102,2

101,9

102,1

102,6

103,9

104,3

104,6

105,8

2008.

106,2

105,8

105,7

105,7

106,4

107,6

108,4

107,4

106,4

105,9

104,7

102,9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twelve-month average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000.

104,0

104,0

104,0

104,0

104,0

104,1

104,1

104,2

104,2

104,3

104,5

104,6

2001.

104,7

104,8

104,8

104,9

105,0

105,0

104,8

104,7

104,5

104,3

104,0

103,8

2002.

103,6

103,4

103,3

103,0

102,7

102,4

102,3

102,1

101,9

101,8

101,7

101,7

2003.

101,5

101,5

101,4

101,4

101,4

101,5

101,6

101,7

101,8

101,8

101,8

101,8

2004.

101,8

101,8

101,8

101,8

101,9

102,0

102,0

101,9

101,9

101,9

102,0

102,1

2005.

102,0

102,2

102,4

102,5

102,5

102,6

102,7

102,8

102,9

103,1

103,2

103,3

2006.

103,5

103,5

103,4

103,4

103,5

103,6

103,7

103,7

103,6

103,4

103,3

103,2

2007.

103,0

102,8

102,7

102,6

102,5

102,3

102,2

102,1

102,2

102,4

102,6

102,9

2008.

103,3

103,6

104,0

104,3

104,6

105,1

105,6

106,0

106,2

106,3

106,3

106,1

 


6.   HARMONISED CONSUMER PRICE INDEX IN EU, NOVEMBER 2008

                                                                                                                                           (continued)

 

XI. 2008.
XI. 2007.

 

 

XI. 2008.
XI. 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

Euro area (MUICP)1)

2,12)

     

EU (EICP) 3)

2,82)

Belgium (BE)

3,2

 

Bulgaria (BG)

8,8

Germany (DE)

1,4

 

Czech Republic (CZ)

4,1

Ireland (IE)

2,1

 

Denmark (DK)

2,8

Greece (EL)

3,0

 

Estonia (EE)

8,5

Spain (ES)

2,4

 

Latvia (LT)

11,6

France (FR)

1,9

 

Lithuania (LT)

9,2

Italy (IT)

2,7

 

Hungary (HU)

4,1

Cyprus (CY)

3,1

 

Poland (PL)

3,6

Luxembourg (LU)

2,0

 

Romania (RO)

6,8

Malta (MT)

4,9

 

Slovakia (SK)

3,9

Netherlands (NL)

1,92)

 

Sweden (SE)

2,4

Austria (AT)

2,32)

 

United Kingdom (UK)

4,1

Portugal (PT)

1,4

 

CROATIA4)

4,5

Slovenia (SI)

2,9

 

 

 

Finland (FI)

3,5

 

 

 

 

Source: Eurostat, Euro-indicators, news release for November No. 181/2008 of 17 December 2008

 

 

1)    Monetary Union Index of Consumer Prices (MUICP) – only EU Member States

2)    Provisional data

3)    European Index of Consumer Prices (EICP) for the euro-area countries and other EU Member States

4)    For comparability with the EU countries, provisional data on the Croatian Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) are also given.

 

 

NOTES ON METHODOLOGY

 

Definition

 

The consumer price index (CPI) measures changes in prices of goods and services acquired, used or paid over time by a reference population (private households) for consumption purposes.

 

Purpose

 

The CPI can be used for various purposes. It can be used as a measure of inflation, it can serve to guarantee the value of recurrent payments in escalator clauses for contractual relationships (for example, the CPI can serve for indexing wages and salaries in collective agreements, for indexing pensions etc.), it enables a comparison of inflation in the country with inflation in other countries as well as a comparison of price movements within a particular country between different economy sectors, it can serve as a basis for deflating national accounts data and other statistical series and can be used for analytical purposes.

 

The CPI in the Republic of Croatia

 

The CPI in the Republic of Croatia is calculated on the basis of a representative basket consisting of over 600 different items. Each month over 30 000 prices are being collected in a fixed panel of outlets in nine geographical locations.

 

Scope of the index

 

Population coverage. All private households in the country, regardless of residency, type of settlements, position in income distribution or their ethnic and demographic characteristics, are covered.

 

Geographic coverage: Weight structure covers the whole territory of the Republic of Croatia. Pricing takes place in nine locations (cities and towns) throughout the country (Zagreb, Slavonski Brod, Osijek, Sisak, Rijeka, Pula, Split, Dubrovnik and Vara˛din), sampled on the basis of the size of population and the representativeness for the specific statistical region.

 

Product coverage: All goods and services bought by the reference population for the purpose of final consumption are included in the index. Imputed rents, expenditures on dwelling or land and other gross fixed capital formation, expenditures on lotteries and gambling and life insurance are not included. The coverage of goods and services is reviewed regularly in order to ensure the representativeness of the basket with respect to the consumer tastes and purchasing practices. Products have to be included in the calculation of index once its expenditure share exceeds 1/1000 of the total expenditures of the reference population.

 


Price collection

 

Most prices are collected locally, and central price collection is applied in cases of state monopolies and nationally homogeneous prices. For products for which prices are collected locally, the Central Bureau of Statistics supplies loose specifications to price collectors, and collectors are free to initially select particular product for pricing in a particular outlet. In order to make sure that the same products are then re-priced each month, as well as to monitor which products are selected for pricing, the price collectors also record a pre-defined set of additional product characteristics. Such a method of price collection enables the monitoring of price change between two periods, but not the comparison of average prices between different geographic locations.

 

For the purposes of the consumer price index, prices are recorded on the following days of the month:

 

-  for agricultural products sold in market places, on the third Friday in a month

-  for food products, from 18th to 23rd in a month
-  for industrial non-food products, from 13th to 20th in a month

-  for services, from 16th to 18th in a month.

 

 

Weights

 

Weights used for calculating the CPI reflect relative importance of the sampled goods or services in the total consumption of resident households within the domestic territory.

 

The most important data sources for calculating the weights used in the consumer price indices are the Household Budget Survey, conducted on a regular basis by the Central Bureau of Statistics since 1998. Data collected by these surveys are supplemented with retail sales data and annual statistical and financial reports, gathered and published by the Financial Agency. Since January 2007, the compilation of the CPIs has been based on the weights derived from household expenditures from the 2005 Household Budget Survey recalculated into prices in December 2006. Every subsequent year they are partly updated according to changes in prices in a previous year.

 

 

Classification

 

The classification of products used in the CPI is based on the Classification of Individual Consumption by Purpose (COICOP). The COICOP breaks consumer expenditure into twelve different groups of consumer goods and services.

 

 

Aggregation

 

The calculation of the CPI begins with the computation of elementary aggregate indices. Elementary aggregate indices are calculated as a ratio of geometric means of the current and the price reference period of all prices of products within an elementary aggregate.

 

Consumer price indices are then compiled by using the formula for the weighted arithmetic mean of the indices at the lower aggregation levels.

 

Other important definitions

 

Elementary aggregates are products at the lowest aggregation level, that is, products in all outlets on one geographical location. Data required for the estimation of weights are typically not available within an elementary aggregate.

 

 

Products are all consumer goods or services that can be purchased; the term covers both goods and services.

 

Goods are products excluding services.

 

Services include cleaning and repairs of clothing and footwear, maintenance and repair of the dwelling, repair and making of furniture, repair of household appliances, operation of personal transport equipment and other services, transport services, repair of the recreational equipment and recreational and cultural services, catering services, services for personal care, insurance of the transport and housing, other services n.e.c.

 

Energy includes electricity, gas, liquid and solid fuels, heat energy, fuels and lubricants.

 

In order to meet specific consumers’ needs, table 2. has been extended with additional groups of indices: Non-food industrial goods without energy, Energy, Fresh food and Processed food.

 

 

 

Abbreviations

etc.          et cetera (from Latin: and so on)

EU           European Union

n. e. c.      not elsewhere classified

 

 

 

Symbols

-         no occurrence