Kazakhstan’s 2015 inflation hits 13.6%
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 5
By Elena Kosolapova - Trend:
Inflation in Kazakhstan stood at 13.6 percent in 2015, according to the Statistics Committee of the Kazakh National Economy Ministry.
The inflation in the country in 2014 was 7.4 percent.
The Statistics Committee said in a message Jan. 5 that prices for foodstuff increased by 10.9 percent in 2015, for non-food goods - by 22.6 percent, and for paid services - by 8.1 percent.
In 2015, prices rose for: processed and preserved fruits - by 48.5 percent, sunflower oil - by 29.2 percent, fresh fruits - by 26.7 percent, sugar - by 20.1 percent, processed and preserved vegetables - by 19.8 percent, fish and seafood - by 19.5 percent, eggs - by 18 percent, soft drinks - by 16.9 percent, buckwheat - by 16.4 percent, bakeries and flour products, confectionery and pastry - 15.2 percent, bread - by 14.4 percent, canned milk - by 14.2 percent, alcoholic drinks - by 12.6 percent, and the first grade flour - by 11.6 percent.
The rise in prices for textile products amounted to 35.4 percent, glass and ceramic products - 34.9 percent, clothing and footwear - 32.9 percent, furniture and household goods - 31.6 percent, pharmaceutical products - 31.3 percent, household appliances - 25.4 percent, books - 24.3 percent, replacement parts and accessories for personal transport vehicles - 21.9 percent, automobiles - 20.9 percent, personal usage goods - 17.7 percent, and detergents and cleaning products - 14 percent.
Meanwhile, gasoline prices rose by 4.6 percent, as diesel prices fell by 9.6 percent.
In the housing and communal services sector, tariffs for central heating rose by 14 percent, cold water - by 12.7 percent, hot water - by 11.3 percent, sewerage services - by 10.3 percent, electricity - by 8.3 percent, housing maintenance - by 4.3 percent, and for the gas transported through distribution networks - by four percent.
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