Annual inflation was pushed up the most (by 0.4 of a percentage point) by higher prices of food, with prices of fruit rising by 10.2% and prices of meat by 4.5%, and by higher prices in the group miscellaneous goods and services, where the most notably price hike was recorded in the category private insurance connected with health (14%).
Higher prices of water supply and services related to housing, which grew by 7.4%, contributed some 0.3 percentage points and costlier services in the hospitality sector (+3.8%) added another 0.2 points.
On the other hand, slowing down the inflation by 0.3 points were lower prices of petroleum products. In this group, liquid fuel prices decreased by 5.5% and the prices of fuels and lubricants by 5.3%.
At the monthly level, there were no significant price increases causing the 0.1% price increase, according to the Statistics Office. The monthly growth rate was pushed up 0.1 p.p. each by higher prices of insurance services (+2.2%) and fruit (+3.6%).
Various other price increases contributed 0.2 percentage points.
Meanwhile, pushing the monthly inflation down by 0.1 p.p. each were lower prices of accommodation services (-4.7%), package holidays (-2.1%) and petroleum products (liquid fuels were down by 1.8% and fuels and lubricants by 1.4%).
The harmonised index of consumer prices, an EU benchmark, stood at 1.4%, down 0.1 point over the month before. In November 2018 it was 2.1%.