A price comparison probe by Lithuania's Justice Ministry and the State Consumer Rights Protection Authority (SCRPA) has found no "drastic" differences in the prices of non-food goods in Lithuania and other EU countries.

"The price fluctuation is not very big and drastic as some prices are lower and others are bigger. But we can say that the comparison of factual physical stores, with the impact of discounts and sales taken into account, the differences in prices are not that big," SCRPA director Neringa Ulbaitė told a press conference on Friday.

Justice Vice Minister Irma Gudžiūnaitė also said that Eurostat's figures for 2017 show that the level of footwear and clothing prices in Lithuania makes 105 percent of the EU average.

"In comparison to some countries, the price differences are big, for example, clothing costs less in Spain or Portugal, and shoes are much cheaper in Belgium. But there are also countries where price differences are small. Every EU country has a different price level and we see that in Lithuania it's several percent higher than in other countries," Gudžiūnaitė said.

The probe was carried out by the price comparison cite pricer.lt for the Justice Ministry and SCRPA. It compared 60 different non-good items in 12 EU countries on Aug. 7. Information was taken from online shops, and prices were compared excluding VAT, discounts and promotions.

According to Ulbinaitė, the probe showed that footwear prices differed in EU member states 27 percent on average. And prices of household electronics were compared only in the Baltic states and Poland.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

Nauseda: everybody thinks about plan B despite Brexit deal

The European Union is weighing all options of possible action if the British parliament rejects the...

Nauseda: EU will approve Brexit deal, doubts remain on UK parliament

EU leaders will likely to smoothly approve the recently-reached Brexit deal on Thursday but doubts...

Cabinet approves new car pollution tax

The Lithuanian Cabinet approved on Wednesday a new tax aimed at encouraging people to buy less...

Alcohol, tobacco and diesel fuel excise tax hikes approved

The Lithuanian Cabinet decided on Wednesday to raise the excise duties on strong alcohol , diesel...

President proposes new measures to block Astravyets electricity

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda on Wednesday proposed new measures to block imports of...