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When it comes to groceries, mainly milk (+2.2%) and fresh fruit (+1.4%) became more expensive compared to the previous month.
In May, prices increased slightly in Luxembourg. According to the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (STATEC), the annual inflation rate increased from 2.1 to 2.5% last month.
At the country's service stations, drivers had to pay 3.2% more for one litre of diesel. Petrol increased by 1.4%. The difference is particularly striking when compared to May 2020. At the end of the first lockdown, fuel prices were 35.5% cheaper compared to May 2021. However, it should be considered that fuel prices were in general rather low throughout 2020.
As for groceries, particularly milk (+2.2%) and fresh fruit (+1.4%) became more expensive compared to the previous month. Another figure that stands out is the price evolution of plane tickets, which became more expensive by 13.8% between April and May alone.