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More expensive alcohol and fuel causes price rise in Estonia

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Over the past year, a small consumer price increase has been registered in Estonia – from November 2015 to November 2016 the country’s consumer price index has risen by a percent. Statisticians evaluate that the key factors behind it have been more expensive fuel, alcohol and tobacco.

ERR reports citing the Estonian statistics administration that compared to November a year before, last month goods were 1.2 percent and services 0.8 percent more expensive, while regulated prices of goods and services had risen by 3.1 percent and non-regulated prices by 0.5 percent.

Statisticians evaluate that the rise in the consumer price index caused by the most part by a 7.3-percent increase in the prices of alcoholic beverages and tobacco, with alcoholic beverages being 6.6 percent and tobacco – 9.1 percent more expensive. Likewise, the consumer price index was increased by motor fuel as diesel was 3.9 percent and gas 3.8 percent more expensive in November 2016.

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