Inflation hits 0.4 percent in Kazakhstan in Feb.
Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 2
By Elena Kosolapova - Trend:
Inflation hit 0.4 percent in Kazakhstan in Feb., Kazakh Statistics Committee under the Economy Ministry reported March 2.
Inflation since the beginning of the year hit 1 percent.
Food rose in price by 0.2 percent, paid services -1.3 percent, non-food items decreased in price by 0.5 percent in Feb.
In Feb., among food goods, the average price for fresh vegetables increased by 3 percent, pasteurized milk - 1.4 percent, fresh fruits - 1.1 percent, pork meat - 0.9 percent, pasta, tea, alcohol drinks - 0.8 percent, dairy products - 0.7 percent, canned fish - 0.6 percent, rolls and buns - 0.5 percent, curds - 0.4, confectionary - 0.3 percent.
Meanwhile sugar reduced in price by 4 percent, poultry - by 1.9 percent, eggs- by 1.8 percent, potato - 1 percent, semolina - 0.5 percent, first grade wheat flour, oatmeal, lamb, sunflower oil - 0.4 percent, rise, beef - 0.3 percent.
The increase in prices for pharmaceutical products reached 2.3 percent, goods for personal use - 0.5 percent, cloths and footwear - 0.4 percent, detergents and cleaning products - 0.3 percent. Gasoline prices fell by 8.2 percent, diesel fuel - 6.9 percent.
Health care services increased in price by 1.3 percent, pre-school education - 0.9 percent, hotel services - 0.4 percent. Prices for cable television services increased by 47.5 percent. Fares for railway transportation rose by 5.6 percent, air transportation - fell by 1.8 percent.
In the sphere of housing and communal services, tariffs for electricity rose by 6.3 percent, sewerage system services - 1.1 percent, cold water - 1 percent, hot water and housing maintenance - 0.6 percent.
Edited by CN