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The growth in prices in Ukraine slowed down – State Statistics Service

Іnflation in the consumer market slowed to 0.8% in April after rising by 1.1% in March, 0.9% in February and 1.5% in January 2018.

According to Gosstat, since the beginning of the year prices have increased by 4.4%. Core inflation in April compared with the previous month was 0.6%, since the beginning of the year – 3.3%.

In particular, in April the prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages increased by 1.1%.

The most expensive (5.4%) rose vegetables. The prices for meat and meat products, bread, soft drinks, pasta, fish and fish products increased by 0.7% -2.6%.

At the same time, buckwheat groats, eggs, milk, lard, fruit, sugar fell by 5.9-1.1%.

Prices for alcoholic beverages and tobacco products in April rose by 1.5%, including. Tobacco products – by 2.1%, alcoholic beverages – by 0.7%.

The growth of prices (tariffs) for housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels by 0.2% in the State Statistics Service is explained by 1.5%, water supply by 1.3%, maintenance of houses and adjacent territories by 0.4% .

The increase in prices for transport in 0.3% was mainly caused by a rise in the cost of transportation services by 2.1%. At the same time, fuel fell by 0.7%

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