State statistics reported on how prices have changed in January

Food products in Ukraine in January 2020 rose 0.5%.

In January 2020, the inflation was 0.2% compared to 1% in January 2019. This has led to its decline in the annual rate to 3.2% from 4.1%, reports the with reference to Country.

This was reported by the State statistics service (state statistics) on Monday.

According to the data, core inflation (purified of prices of seasonal goods — Ed.) in January of this year remained at a negative level – minus 0,2 percent while the core inflation in annual terms fell to 3.3% from 3.9%.

Food products in Ukraine in January 2020 rose 0.5%. Most of all (by 6.6%) grew vegetables. 1.4-by 0.3%, prices for dairy products, beef, grain products, milk, cheese, soft drinks, bread. At the same time in 1,5-0,3% cheaper eggs, sugar, pork, rice, fish and fish products, sunflower oil.

Prices of alcoholic beverages and tobacco rose 0.8%, clothing and footwear decreased by 5.6%. Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels rose by 1.7% (including gas went up by 10.7%), and hot water and heating fell by 2.5%.

Household items and household appliances fell by 0.1%, health care — no change of 0.0%. Transport as a whole fell by 0.7% (including fuel prices decreased by 4.0%). However, 1.4% increased travel in road passenger transport.

Prices of communication rose 0.8 percent, recreation and culture unchanged 0,0%, education rose by 1.4%, restaurants and hotels rose 1.7%.

In December last year, the state statistics service recorded a deflation of 0.2% and core inflation minus 0.3 percent. In General, for 2019 inflation fell to 4.1% from 9.8% in 2018.

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