The CPI deflation in Ukraine has slowed down to 0.1% y/y in October compared to 0.5% y/y deflation seen in September, the State Statistics Service has announced. In m/m terms, consumer prices rose by 0.4%. Deflation of 0.2% was observed over the Jan-to-Oct.
Prices rose by 0.6% m/m for foods and soft drinks in October. The most significant increase was registered in prices for eggs and vegetables by 11.5% m/m and 7.2% m/m respectively. Prices for milk , butter, lard , milk products , cheese , sour cream , sugar grew by 2.2%-0.5% m/m. At the same time, fruit, sunflower oil, refined cereals, rice, pasta, meat and meat products, fish and fish products declined in price by 2.3%-0.2%. Prices for alcoholic beverages and tobacco increased by 0.5 % m/m.
In health care sector, prices rose by 0.4 % m/m, including hospital services-by 0.5 % m/m, pharmaceutical products - by 0.4 %, out-patient services - by 0.2 % The growth of prices (tariffs) for housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels by 0.1 %, was primarily due to higher prices of liquefied petroleum gas (2.4%).
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||Q1||H1||August||Jan-Aug||Sep||Jan-Sep||Oct||Jan-Oct|
|Consumer price indices||-0.2||-0.5||-0.5||-0.4||-0.4||-0.5||-0.4||-0.1||-0.4|
|Food and non-alcoholic beverages||-2.2||-2.7||-2.5||-2.6||-2.4||-2.6||-2.4||-1.8||-2.4|
|Milk, cheese and eggs||-5.5||-5.5||-4.4||2.8||-2.9||3.7||-2.2||5.8||-1.4|
|Oil and fats||-0.4||-0.4||0.0||0.3||0.1||-0.3||0.1||-0.9||0.0|
|Alcoholic beverages, tobacco||6.7||6.9||7.3||9.3||7.7||9.6||7.9||9.7||8.1|
|Clothing and footwear||-2.4||-2.5||-2.6||-3.3||-2.7||-3.5||-2.8||-3.5||-2.9|
|Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels||0.6||0.2||0.3||0.3||0.3||0.2||0.3||0.2||0.3|
|Purchase of vehicles||-0.3||-0.1||-0.2||0.2||-0.1||1.2||0.0||2.0||0.2|
|Fuels and lubricants||6.4||5.4||1.7||0.3||1.3||-1.0||1.1||-1.9||0.8|
|Passenger transport by railway||0.9||2.7||3.0||8.4||3.9||7.7||4.3||13.5||5.2|
|Passenger transport by road||3.3||3.1||3.2||4.1||3.4||4.3||3.5||4.7||3.6|
|Miscellaneous goods and services||2.4||2.2||2.0||1.9||2.0||2.0||2.0||1.9||2.0|
|Source: State Statistics Service|
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