Inflation in July: meat, medicines, public transport fare get up in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The fish, vegetables, clothes and fuel fell in price
17:24, 11 August 2017

The consumer prices in Ukraine rised by 0.2% in July in comparison with 2017. The meat, tobacco, medical services and railway services went sky-high the most. The State Statistics Service published the data at the official website.

Also, the prices rised for bread (0.9%), meat (5.1%), cheese (0.1%) and milk (0.2%) among the food stuff. At the same time, fish (0.4%), eggs (9%), butter (0.2%), sugar (0.6%) and fruits (1.4%) became cheaper. The alcohol and soft drinks went sky-high by 0.5% and 0.4%, while tobacco rised in price by 3.3%.

The clothes and shoes became cheaper by 4.4% and fuel by 1.1% in July 2017.

At the same time, the prices for housing and public utility services rised by 0.6% (mostly for keep of adjacent territory y 8.5%).

Also, the medicines and the medical services (0.4% and 0.9%), road (1.2%), railway (6.8%), passenger transport and the services at the restaurants and hotels (1.6%) got up.

The National Bank of Ukraine explained the price increase for meat by the prominent values of the export and decrease of the livestock. The price increase for milk occurred due to the external demand and the increase of the world prices.

Preliminary, the fruits should become cheaper more but it did not happen due to the freezing and decrease of the import of some kinds of fruits.

The prices for clothes and shoes decreased on the back of the favorable situation at the currency market and stabilization of the currency expectations.

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