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Baltic nation sees wild surge in consumer prices

Estonia inflation news

Estonian prices are soaring amid the Russia-Ukraine conflict and sanctions against Moscow.

The Estonian consumer price index saw a dramatic surge of 18.8% year-over-year in April, with prices advancing faster than they have been in decades, according to the latest data revealed by Statistics Estonia.

The agency reported that prices for goods and services were 14.4% and 27.8% more expensive respectively in April compared to the same period a year ago.

The consumer price index was reportedly most affected by housing-related price changes, which was responsible for over 40% of the entire spike, according to Viktoria Trasanov, a leading analyst at Statistics Estonia.

Prices for electricity reportedly saw an enormous surge of 119%, while heat energy became 57.7% more expensive than in April 2021. Meanwhile, pipeline gas soared 237.2%. Rents also surged by 34.4%.

“In April, the automatic compensation scheme for electricity, electricity transmission fees, district heating, pipeline gas and gas transmission fees ended,” Trasanov explained.

The price changes for food and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as the price changes for transport, accounted for nearly a fifth of the total increase.

The price of potatoes reportedly soared 134.3%, oils increased by 57%, cereals and flour saw a price surge of 37.7%, while prices for pasta products and eggs grew by 36.9% and 34.8%, respectively. Meanwhile, fresh fish saw a 30.7% price hike. Petrol was 32.5% and diesel fuel 48.6% more expensive.

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  1. Woke politicians in the EU/US/UK do not understand the simple multiplier effect. Energy input cost will impact prices exponentially. EU countries must be grateful to Russia for the cheap energy input they have had for decades. They are now cutting their own throat. Using the woke MSM, they are spreading lies to the public when Russia has no intention of being an adversary to them. Ukaraine conflict was internal and led to killing of russians by neo-nazi regimes for over a decade. UN resolutions on the automomy for Eastern Ukraine rgion was not at all implemented. Germany and France failed with their promises. Russians tried the diplomatic path for many years. US was very keen to magnify the issues supplying weapons, enabling neo-nazis, installing puppet regime and create existential threat to Russia. The current state of affairs are due to the NATO greed and nothing else.

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