In Ukraine is accelerating the price increase

В Украине ускоряется рост цен

Vegetables rose sharply in April

Inflation in April rose sharply affected vegetables. In the past month prices have gone up 12.6%.

In Ukraine continues to grow inflation. In April, consumer prices in comparison with March increased by 1%. This is evidenced by the state service statistics.

Since the beginning of the year, prices in Ukraine increased by 3.4%. While in annual terms (by April 2018) inflation accelerated to 8.8%.

So, food in April rose by 1.5%. Most were imitated vegetables – 12.6%, including cabbage – on 43,9%, onion – by 29.1%, beet – by 16.8%, carrots – by 14.9%, potatoes – by 5.7%.

Prices of alcoholic beverages and tobacco increased by 1.2%, clothing and footwear – by 1.9%. Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels rose 0.2%.

Household items and appliances rose 0.2%, health by 0.6%, transport 1.0% (including fuel 2.7%) 1.1% recreation and culture fell by 0.1%, education has not changed, the restaurants and hotels rose by 0.8%.

We will note, in January, monthly inflation was 1% (per annum of 9.2%) in February to 0.5% (8,8%), in March of 0.9% (8,6%).

As you know, the national Bank forecast inflation of 6% ± 2 percentage points at the end of 2018, but the price increase exceeded the expected parameters, reaching 9.8%, which is the lowest level in five years.


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