AcasăEurope NewsNatural gas more expensive by over 70pct, potatoes by over 54pct in...

Natural gas more expensive by over 70pct, potatoes by over 54pct in one year

Published on

Natural gas became more expensive in Romania over the past year as it cost 70.64% more in August 2022 than in August 2021, according to data published on Monday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS), according to Agerpres.

Among the non-food goods that recorded the biggest surge in prices over the same period is fuels, with a price advance of 31.48% in August 2022 from August 2021, and steam, up 22.98%.

The foods which prices boomed in the reference interval were potatoes, with price increases of 54.34%, edible oil, up 49.68% , and flour, up 34.28%.

In the services sector, air transport ( 33.91%) water and sewerage (21%), and railway transport (20.92%) were the most expensive. Telephone services became less expensive by 0.94%, with that being the only drop in August 2022 prices compared with August 2021.

The most important price increases on a monthly basis in August were recorded in air transport – (23.89%), sugar (9.90%), butter (6.81%) and cow’s milk (5.56%).

There were also food products that became cheaper: fresh fruit by 1.32%, other vegetables and canned vegetables by 1.18% , and cornmeal by 0.02%. INS data also show that fuel prices were lower by 2.28%, telephone services by 0.9%, road transport fares by 0.15% and television subscriptions by 0.06%.

Annual inflation in Romania rose to 15.32% in August 2022, from 14.96% in July, as food prices surged by 18.22%, non-food prices by 15.98%, and services by 8.26%, according to data published on Monday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).

Agerpres

Latest articles

Both parents of 9,758 children, working abroad end-December 2023

The total number of children in Romania with both parents working abroad stood at...

Non-resident tourists coming for business purposes have spent over 730 million RON in Q4 2023

Non-resident tourists arriving in Romania for business purposes in the last quarter of 2023...

4,328 companies suspend activity in first two months of 2024

The number of companies that suspended their activity in the first two months of...

Over 700 persons, subject of alert in Schengen Information System, detected in the last week

More than 700 people who were the subject of alerts having been entered in...

More like this

Both parents of 9,758 children, working abroad end-December 2023

The total number of children in Romania with both parents working abroad stood at...

Non-resident tourists coming for business purposes have spent over 730 million RON in Q4 2023

Non-resident tourists arriving in Romania for business purposes in the last quarter of 2023...

4,328 companies suspend activity in first two months of 2024

The number of companies that suspended their activity in the first two months of...