October inflation at .3 percent in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan, Astana, November 1/ Trend, D. Mukhtarov /
Inflation in Kazakhstan amounted to 0.3 per cent in October 2013, a report from Kazakhstan's Statistics Agency said.
According to the report, non-food prices in the country increased by 0.4 per cent, while food prices and paid services rose by 0.2 percent.
The price of solid fuel in Kazakhstan increased by 2.3 percent, glass and ceramic products - by 0.7 percent, clothing and footwear - by 0.4 percent, detergents and cleaning products - by 0.3 per cent, household appliances, pharmaceutical products - by 0.2 percent respectively. Petrol price increased by 1.8 percent, diesel fuel - by 0.5 percent.
Increases in prices was observed for eggs - by 8.6 per cent, tomato - by 6.8 per cent, cucumber - by 6 per cent, raw milk - by 3.4 per cent, semolina - by 1.7 per cent, fermented baked milk - by 1.4 per cent, cheese and cottage cheese - by 1.2 per cent, butter - by 1.1 per cent, fresh and chilled fish - by 0.7 per cent, bread, cereals oatmeal, pasta - 0.6 per cent respectively, bakery and pastry products - by 0.5 per cent.
A decrease in price was recorded for potatoes - by 7.4 per cent, fresh vegetables - 4 per cent, buckwheat - by 1.5 per cent, fresh fruit - by 1 per cent, sunflower oil - by 0.7 per cent, wheat, sugar - by 0.3 per cent respectively.
The prices of leisure, entertainment and culture services rose by 0.7 per cent, prices at hairdressers and personal service establishments - by 0.5 per cent, healthcare, restaurants and hotel services - by 0.3 per cent respectively. Long distance passenger rail service fell by 1.9 per cent.
In the sphere of housing and communal services, tariffs on cold water increased by one percent, sewerage - by 0.9 per cent, waste disposal - by 0.5 per cent, housing maintenance - by 0.2 per cent, and electricity - fell by 0.2 per cent.