Fuel prices in Uzbekistan up by over 30%
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 2
By Fakhri Vakilov - Trend:
Non-food products in Uzbekistan became more expensive by average of 0.9 percent in September 2019 compared to the preceding month, Trend reports with reference to the State Statistics Committee of the country.
Over nine months of this year, prices for goods of this group increased by 8.8 percent, compared to the same period of last year.
In annual terms, the increase in prices for non-food products amounted to 12.1 percent compared to September 2018.
During nine months of 2019, the consumer price index for non-food products in annual terms reached its minimum in July (9.5 percent), while the maximum value was recorded in September (12.1 percent).
In September 2019, the most significant prices increase for the month was for personal hygiene products and carpet products - by 1.5 percent, shoes and construction materials - by 1.1 percent, and clothes, household textiles, cultural goods and car fuel - by 0.9 percent.
Compared to the corresponding month of the preceding year, the most noticeable increase was in the price of car fuel (32.7 percent), printed matter (20.8 percent), communications (16.8 percent), detergents and cleaners (16 percent), basic domestic and electrical appliances (14.8 percent), fabrics and yarn (13.6 percent), cultural goods (13.3 percent) and personal hygiene products (13.1 percent).
The increase in tariffs for paid services to the population in September 2019 amounted to 2 percent.
In September of this year, a key inflationary factor in the tariffs was the increase in tuition fees at higher educational institutions of the country on a contract basis. Since the beginning of the new school year, the size of the fees has increased by an average of 18.7 percent.
The costs of training in foreign language courses (by 3.7 percent) and driver training (by 2.2 percent) have also increased.
As reported, this was the reason behind the fact that the consumer price index for education services for the month amounted to 112.8 percent.
Of the other types of services, medical services grew by 2.9 over the month, sports services - by 2 percent, household services - by 1.9 percent, passenger transport - by 1.7 percent, leisure services and cultural institutions - by 0.7 percent, communications - by 0.4 percent, and housing and communal services - by 0.2 percent.
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