Inflation hits 9.1 percent in Azerbaijan in first quarter

Business Materials 15 April 2011 13:56 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, April 15 / Trend N.Ismayilova /
Prices for consumer goods and tariffs for services increased by 1.1 percent in March compared to February of 2011, while in the first quarter increased by 9.1 percent compared to January-March 2010, the State Statistics Committee said.
Prices of food products increased by 1.8 percent in March, while prices of non-food products decreased by 0.2 percent and tariffs for services- 0.3 percent.
Prices of food products rose by 3.4 percent compared to the first quarter of 2010, while non-food products - 2.8 percent, tariffs for services rose by 3.1 percent.
In March, the base consumer price index with the deduction of goods and services, subjected to season changes (fruits and vegetables), prices of which are regulated by state, increased by 0.1 percent compared to the previous month and 6.2 percent compared to January-march 2010.