In January 2014, the average gross nominal earnings were 2250 lei, by 7.4% lower than the one registered in December 2013. The average net nominal earnings were 1625 lei, decreasing as against the previous month with 135 lei (7.7%). The highest values of the average net nominal earnings were recorded in extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas (4144 lei), while the lowest in accommodation and food service activities (972 lei). Earnings in relation with the evolution of consumer prices: The real earnings index for January 2014 as against previous month, calculated as the ratio between the net nominal earnings index and the consumer prices index, was 91.5%. As compared to October 1990, the real earnings index was 121.4%, by 11.2 percentage points lower than the one recorded in December 2013.