Inflation in Kazakhstan hits to 0.5 percent in May
Kazakhstan, Astana, June 5/ Trend, A. Maratov /
Inflation in Kazakhstan hit 0.5 percent in May 2011, the Kazakh Statistics Agency said on Thursday.
According to the agency, prices for food and non-food products last month increased by 0.6 percent, paid services - 0.3 percent.
Last month price increase was observed for bread and grain products by 0.9 percent, cereals - by 5.3 percent, flour - 1.3 percent, pasta - one percent, bakery and pastry products - 0.4 percent, bread - 0.3 percent. Price rise for meat and poultry hit 1.7 percent, potatoes - one percent, confectionery products - 0.6 percent, cheese and cottage cheese - 0.5 percent, butter and fats, sugar - by 0.4 percent. Fruits and fresh vegetables fell by 0.3 percent, raw milk - by two percent, and eggs - by 2.6 percent.
Prices for pharmaceutical products, detergents and cleaning products rose by 0.1 percent, clothing and footwear - 0.2 percent, cement - 1.5 percent, liquefied gas - 1.8 percent. Gasoline prices rose by 5.1 percent, while diesel fuel - 5.5 percent.
Services at restaurants and hotel business grew by 0.3 percent, health - 0.4 percent, hairdressing services - by 0.8 percent, pre-school education - 1.9 percent, long distance railway passenger transportation services - by 3.8 percent.
Tariffs for the maintenance of housing rose by 0.3 percent, garbage collection - 0.4 percent, gas, transported through the distribution network - 0.7 percent.