Inflation reached 1.9% this April, although official data from INSTAT show that the price increase was only based on food products, such as vegetables, fruits, oils and alcoholic beverages.
This means that Albanians are spending only for alimentation, causing prices to increase only for this element.
Phone packages have also become pricier, giving a slight contribution to inflation. As regards prices of other products, almost all of them have remained the same. This shows that the consumption crisis remains persistent.
In comparison to the other years, spending on entertainment, accommodation, clothing and equipment have remained at the same level. Businesses blame the restrictive measures, while uncertainty among families remains high.