10 Jan 2023 18:24

Ukraine had 0.7% inflation in Dec, 26.6% for 2022 - Statistics Service

MOSCOW. Jan 10 (Interfax) - Ukraine had consumer price inflation of 0.7% in December, as in November 2022, Ukrainian media quoted the State Statistics Service as saying.

Inflation was 2.5% in October, 1.9% in September and 1.1% in August.

It was 26.6% for the year.

Prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages rose by 0.7% in December and 34.4% in the year. Butter, milk and dairy products, bread, fruits, vegetables, soft drinks, fish and fish products went up 0.9%-2.5% in December, but milled grain products, eggs, sugar, poultry meat, salo, pork and rice fell 0.1%-2.7%.

Prices for alcoholic beverages and tobacco products increased by 0.7% in December and 22.7% in the year, tobacco products rising 1.7% in December.

Clothing and footwear fell 2.6% in December but rose 2.4% in the year, with clothing falling 3% and footwear 2.4% in December.

Housing and utility charges rose 0.1% in December and 6% in the year.

Healthcare prices went up 0.9% in December and 19.9% in the year, the December growth driven by rises in the cost of outpatient services by 1.3% and pharmaceutical products by 1%.

Transport fares rose 1.6% in December and 42.9% in the year, with 3.1% growth for fuels and lubricants in December.

The National Bank has said annual inflation was 27.5% in December 2022, below the 30% it was forecasting in October.

Ukraine had 10% inflation in 2021, up from 5% in 2020 and 4.1% in 2019.