In Ukraine, in annual terms, consumer prices remained stable at zero in July, compared to deflation of 0.1% in June, the State Statistics Service has announced. In m/m terms, consumer prices in July fell by 0.1%.
The service said that prices of foodstuff and soft drinks fell by 0.3% m/m. The largest fall of 6.9-2.2% was registered for the prices of vegetables and fruits. The price of pork fat, grain products, milk, macaroni, sunflower oil, beef, fish and fish products, margarine were down by 1.2-0.1%. The price of eggs and sugar rose by 10.4% and 4.9% respectively. The prices of rice, butter, poultry, pork, fermented milk products, cheese and bread rose by 0.1-1.8%. The prices of alcohol and tobacco grew by 0.9%, which is linked to an increase in the price of tobacco by 1.3%.
Prices in the healthcare sector rose by 0.2%, mainly due to a seasonal increase in the price of resort services of 2.6%. The growth in transport tariffs of 0.3% is linked to the increase in the cost of transportation by rail and by road by 3.5% and 0.4% respectively. The prices of fuel and lubricants fell by 0.2%. Prices in the education area rose by 0.2% due to the increase in the fees of preschool and elementary education institutions.
Since the start of the year, consumer prices rose by 0.1% y/y. In Jan-Jul, prices fell by 0.4% y/y. Deflation of 0.2% was observed in 2012; inflation of 4.6% in 2011 and 9.1% in 2010. The government forecasts inflation rate at 4.8% for 2013.
|CPI % y/y||January||March||Q1||April||May||June||H1||July||Jan-Jul|
|Consumer price indices||-0.2||-0.8||-0.5||-0.8||-0.4||-0.1||-0.5||0||-0.4|
|Food and non-alcoholic beverages||-2.2||-3.2||-2.7||-3.1||-2.3||-1.8||-2.5||-1.6||-2.4|
|Milk, cheese and eggs||-5.5||-6.0||-5.5||-6.3||-2.6||-0.3||-4.4||1.2||-3.6|
|Oil and fats||-0.4||-0.2||-0.4||0.2||0.6||0.5||0||0.6||0.1|
|Alcoholic beverages, tobacco||6.7||7.5||6.9||7.6||7.5||7.8||7.3||8.4||7.5|
|Clothing and footwear||-2.4||-2.6||-2.5||-2.7||-2.8||-2.8||-2.6||-3||-2.7|
|Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels||0.6||-0.2||0.2||0.3||0.3||0.3||0.3||0.3||0.3|
|Purchase of vehicles||-0.3||0.0||-0.1||-0.3||-0.2||-0.1||-0.2||0||-0.1|
|Fuels and lubricants||6.4||3.8||5.4||-1.5||-3||-0.9||1.7||0.3||1.5|
|Passenger transport by railway||0.9||5.7||2.7||3.3||3.1||3.3||3||4.4||3.2|
|Passenger transport by road||3.3||2.5||3.1||2.8||3.2||3.9||3.2||4.1||3.3|
|Miscellaneous goods and services||2.4||2.0||2.2||2.2||1.8||1.8||2||1.8||2|
|Source: State Statistics Service|
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