Inflation was 0.58% a week earlier.
Consumer prices rose by 0.71% since early December and by 11.86% from the year beginning. Inflation amounted to 12.65% in annual terms as of December 12 of this year.
According to statistics, the price uptick in the reporting period was 0.7% for hen eggs, 0.6% for frozen fish, 0.5% for chocolate sweets, 0.4% for mutton, 0.3% for butter and pasteurized milk, and 0.2% for margarine and millet.
Prices at the same time dropped by 1.6% for buckwheat, 1.4% for granulated sugar, 0.8% for canned meat for infants, 0.5% for sunflower oil and edible salt, 0.4% for chicken meat, 0.3% for cooked sausages, canned vegetables, fruits and berries for infants, and rice, and 0.2% for sour cream.
In the nonfood segment, prices gained 0.2 for filter-tipped cigarettes and 0.1% for vacuum cleaners.
Motor gasoline prices stayed almost flat and diesel fuel prices add 0.7% respectively in the reporting period, Rosstat said.