Consumer prices for goods and services in December 2017 increased by an average of 2.7%, including food – by 4.4%, non-food products – by 1.8% and services – by 0.8%.
2. The consumer price index for food products
As noted above, food products for the month became more expensive on average by 4.4%, which ensured a total CPI increase of 1.9 percentage points. Reference: in December 2016, food prices went up by 2.0%.
Against the backdrop of rising prices for basic types of food products, in December 2017 there was a decline in prices for carrots – by 15.9%, cabbage – by 5.9%, mash – by 4.7%, poultry meat – by 4.5% .
3. Consumer price index for non-food products
Non-food products rose 1.8% for the month, which led to an increase in the CPI by another 0.6 pp. For reference: in December 2016, the growth in prices for non-food products amounted to 0.8%. About 75.0% of the total increase in prices for non-food products has made the following types of prices more expensive:
4. Consumer price index for services
Paid services for the population became more expensive in December at 0.8%. This led to an increase in the composite CPI by 0.2 pp. For reference: in December 2016, tariffs for services increased by 0.3%. The main inflation factors in this sphere were increases in tariffs for legal services and banking services – by 15.0%, household services by 1.6%, education services by 1.2% and medical services by 1.1%.
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