Date: 3 months ago   Category: Financial

Increase in prices in March accelerated almost twice - Gosstat


In annual measurement inflation for the first quarter 2019 slowed down up to 8.6% from 9.8% for the last year. In March consumer prices in Ukraine grew by 0.9% in comparison with February (0.5%). Data of civil service of statistics demonstrate to it. In general, since the beginning of year of the price in Ukraine grew by 2.4%. However in annual measurement (by March, 2018) inflation slowed down up to 8.6% from 8.8% following the results of February, 9.2% following the results of January and 9.8% – for the last year. So, products for March rose in price for 0.4%, vegetables - for 2.4%, fruit - for 1.7%, eggs fell in price by 5.0%. The prices of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products grew by 0.9%, by clothes and footwear - for 11.3%. Housing, water, the electric power, gas and other types of fuel rose in price for 0.3%. Household goods and household appliances fell in price by 0.2%, the health care rose in price for 0.4%, transport for 0.5%, communication rose in price for 2.2%, rest and culture - for 0.2%, education - for 0.1%, restaurants and hotels - for 0.7%. At the same time, basic inflation in March jumped up to 1.2% from 0.2% in February and 0.3% in January, however in annual measurement it also slowed down up to 7.6% from 7.8% following the results of February and from 8.3% – following the results of January. Let's remind, in January monthly inflation was 1.0%, annual - 9.2%, in February of 0.5% and 8.8% respectively. Let's note, the NBU predicted inflation at the level of 6% ± 2 items for the end of 2018, but increase in prices exceeded the expected parameters, having reached 9.8% that is the minimum indicator in five years. In the current year the NBU predicts inflation at the level of 6.3%. News from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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