The rise in food prices in Romania, underestimated by analysts again, and compounded by the increase in electricity price took annual inflation to 8.34% at the end of April, after a 0.66% monthly increase, Ziarul Financiar reported.
Foods became 0.92% more expensive in April compared with March, while non-food prices went up by 0.87%.
On the other hand, service tariffs fell slightly by 0.42%, as a result of the appreciation of the leu against the euro and the dollar.
Fresh fruit price leapt by 7.7% in April, while sugar and potatoes became 4.99% and 4.5% more expensive, and the flour price rose by 1.6%.
As for the non-food products, the highest price increase was that of electricity, which weighs quite a lot in the consumer basket, with the jump compared with March standing at 5%.
Source: Ziarul Financiar