Stats agency updates inflation report

REUTERS

Consumer inflation in Ukraine in May amounted to 9.5% year-on-year, accelerating from 8.4% reported in April.

That's according to an update by the State Statistics Service of Ukraine.

Inflation in the consumer market in May was 1.3% against the previous month, the agency said.

In January-May 2021, inflation amounted to 8.0%.

In May, prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages increased by 9.9% on year. Most of all (by 75.2-13.4%) the prices rose for sunflower oil, eggs, sugar, and bread.

Read also Housing prices expected to soar in 2021 Prices for meat, pasta, processed cereals, butter, and dairy products was up 5.4-10.3%. At the same time, vegetables fell in price by 13.1% and fruits – by 0.7%.

For liquors and tobacco products, prices increased by 9.3%.

The 35% rise in prices (tariffs) for housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels was mainly due to the growing prices for natural gas (+161.6%) and electricity (+36.6%).

Transport fees increased by 12.2%, primarily due to the rise in prices for fuel and oils by 37.4%, while travel in railway passenger transport became 12.0% more expensive. Road transport fees has risen in price by 7.0%.

Previous figures

Consumer inflation in Ukraine in April in annual terms amounted to 8.4%, slowing down from 8.5% in March.

Inflation in Ukraine in 2020 stood at 5%.

Translation: Yevgeny Matyushenko

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