Inflation in Ukraine in December accelerates to 0.5 percent

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Jan. 8, 2014, 11:30 a.m. |

People buy perfume in one of the shops inKiev on December 18, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ YURIY DYACHYSHYN

 According to its data, in annual terms (compared to the same month in 2012) consumer prices rose by 0.5%.

According to the service, consumer prices for food and soft drinks in December compared to November 2013 increased by 0.8%. The prices of vegetables and sugar grew by 11.2% and 8.4% respectively. The prices of milk, butter, sour cream, cheese were up by 2.8-1.4%. At the same time, prices for eggs, rice, sunflower oil, fruits were down by 4.0-1.4%, fish, meat, pasta and fat – by 0.5-0.2%.

The increase in prices for alcoholic drinks, tobacco products by 1.2% last month was due to the rise in the price of tobacco goods by 2.0%.

According to the service, the growth of prices in health care was 0.1%, in particular the price of outpatient services increased by 0.2%, pharmaceutical products - by 0.1%.

According to the State Statistics Service, transport prices as a whole decreased by 0.4% due to the reduction in the cost of fuel and lubricants by 1.2%, as well as the reduction in the fees for passenger transportation by rail by 0.2%. At the same time, the cost of passenger transportation by road increased by 0.2%.

Prices in education fell by 0.2%.

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