Inflation eased to 7.2% in December from 8.5% in November, reaching an annual average of 9.6% in 2022 from 1.2% in 2021.
Natural gas prices (twelve months) rose by 50%, but at the same time electricity prices fell by 8.8%. In addition, heating oil prices rose marginally by 1.4% (which was contained thanks to government subsidies).
A large increase in prices was recorded in food products:
- 18.1% for bread,
- 17.8% for meat,
- 25.6% for dairy products,
- 21.7% for oils and fats,
- 13.2% for coffee,
- 8.7% for sugar, sweets and chocolate.
Significant price increases are also observed:
- for essential goods (household consumption) 18.1%,
- 24.7% for energy carriers – solid fuel,
- 11.1% for cars,
- 36.7% on air tickets,
- 14.5% on cinema and theater tickets.
From November to December, prices also increased for:
- beef 2.2%,
- pork 2.4%,
- fish 3.1%,
- cheeses 1.2%,
- olive oil 2%,
- frozen vegetables 2%,
- clothing and footwear 4.8%.