The Prime Ministry State Planning Organization (DPÖ), has announced that the cost of living /inflation has changed 0.47 in May, since the previous month.
The DPÖ has recorded that the inflation ratio has changed 0.47 since the previous month, 6.22 when compared to the month of December of the previous year, and the year before that of the same month a change of 26.75 has occurred.
In the written statement made by the undersecretary of the “DPÖ” Ödül Muhtaroğlu, he said that when compared to the last month, the 327 articles covered in the index have seen an overall increase and in 96 an overall decrease, and added:
MOSTLY BROAD BEAN, LEMON AND BEET PRICES HAVE INCREASED
“The top 3 products which have seen the most price increase is with 37.71% the Broad Bean, with 36.75% the Lemon and 29.29% the Beet. The top 3 products which have seen the most price decrease is with 66.95% the Banana Pepper, with 58.78% the Green Pepper and with 55.66% the Cauliflower”.
Muhtaroğlu, has recorded that compared to last month the changed for main product groups have been this way:
“In the restaurant and hotel main groups there was a %3.20 increase, In the clothing and shoe main groups there was a %2.06 increase, In the entertainment and culture main groups there was a %1.80 increase, In the transportation main groups there was a %1.69 increase, In the education main group there was a %1.61 increase, In the alcoholic drinks and tobacco main group there was a %1.44 increase, In the various goods and services main group there was a %0.91 increase, In the furniture, house tools and house care services main group there was an %0.72 increase, In the health main group there was an %0.53 increase, In the communications main group there was an %0.09 increase, In the housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels main group there was an %3.15 decrease, In the food and alcohol less drinks main group there was an %0.38 decrease”.
Muhtaroğlu, pointed out that in the month of May the main group which showed the highest increase was the Restaurant and Hotel Main groups, and recorded that the prices for Restaurants and Hotels as well as the price increase for ice cream and pizza were the main reasons for the increase.
Muhtaroğlu who expressed that the second most increase was seen in the clothing and shoe main groups due to the product prices increasing for the new season and recorded that the overall currency rates recorded in the month of May at the index were pluses.
The following are the main groups that showed plus value and the products which have experienced a price increase:
Entertainment and Culture Main group: School Notebook, Mouse cable and Lead pencil prices.
Transportation Main group: Automobile, Plain (Ercan-Istanbul) and Ferryboat prices (Girne-Taşucu).
Education Main group: Private School prices.Alcoholic Drinks and Tobacco Main group: Cigarette tobacco, Aigara (A mark) and Beer prices.
Various Goods and Services Main group: Baby diaper (ready diaper), sunglasses and arm and body cream and lotion prices.
Furniture, House Tools and House care services main group: Fan, Wet Mop and Bugspray prices.
Health main group: Implant prices.
Communications main group: Phone prices.
In the Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and other fuels main group due to the discount on the electricity price (0-250 Kwh) is the group which decreased the most.
In the Food and Alcohol less drinks main group, a minus value was seen due to the price decreases in vegetables, biscuits and canned fish.
With this it is evident that the 10 of the 12 main groups which are in the consumer prices index have seen increases and 2 have seen decreases.