In Ukraine deflation

В Украине зафиксировали дефляцию

In annual terms inflation slowed to one percent

In July prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages fell by almost two percent.

In July, consumer prices in Ukraine decreased by 0.7%, while as from the beginning of year their growth was 3.6%. On Thursday, August 9, reported the state statistics service.

It is noted that in annual terms (July-2018 July-2017) inflation slowed to 8.9% from 9.9% in June and 11.7% by the end of may.

Core inflation in July 2018 is also decreased to minus 0.1% from zero in June.

From the beginning, the growth of the core consumer price index was 3.4%. In annual terms, the index growth slowed down to 8.8% from 9% at the end of June.

According to the Agency, in the consumer market in July compared to June 2018, the price of food and non-alcoholic beverages decreased by 1.9%, the most – 12.4-7.6% of vegetables, fruits and eggs, 1.1-0,2%, prices of milk and dairy products, lard, butter, pork.

At the same time, by 1.9 and 0.7%, rose sugar, grain products, bread, rice, poultry, pasta, fish and fish products.

Prices of alcoholic beverages and tobacco increased by 1.8%, tobacco products – by 2.6%, alcoholic beverages – by 0.8%.

The growth of prices (tariffs) for housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels by 0.5% mainly due to increase of tariffs for maintenance of houses and adjoining areas by 4.2%, Sewerage – by 2.8%, water supply by 2.2%.

Higher prices for transport as a whole of 0.7% was mainly due to the rise in price of travel in road passenger transport by 3.6%. At the same time, 0.3% cheaper fuel and oil.

We will remind, in the Ministry of economy had forecast that the hryvnia will depreciate by 3% per year.

Earlier it was reported that the torque leader among the world’s currencies to strengthen against the U.S. dollar in the first half of this year.


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