In 2013, alcohol and tobacco prices rose by 8.3 %
In October 2013, the inflation rate amounted to 1.5% in comparison to September – and it’s the highest rate since February 2011.
According to the National Statistics Office, the annual inflation rate was 0.2% in October 2013 - only two months of this year turned out to be inflationary- June and October, there was deflation in the rest of the time.
The rise in prices of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products (8.3 %) as well as health services (3.2 %) had the main impact on inflation.
Prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages rose by 1.5 %, in particular vegetables by 5.6 %, milk, cheese and eggs by 3.3%, confectionery - 2.7% , fuel prices increased by 9 %.
In October 2013, inflation amounted to 0.2 % in comparison to October 2012.
Adapted from commersant.ge