In April inflation accelerated to 14%

7 May 2015 10:27  1598120 099126
In April inflation accelerated to 14%

In April 2015, the consumer price index (CPI) amounted to 114%, since the beginning of the year - 137.1%.

This is stated in the report of the State Statistics Service.

As noted, a significant factor affecting the overall inflation rate in April was a significant increase in tariffs for natural gas and electricity. This led to 2.1 times higher prices (tariffs) for housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels.

Prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages rose by 4.4%. Prices for carrots, cabbage, apples, olive oil rose the most (by 33,4-13,7%).

Prices for pasta, soft drinks, margarine, bread, sunflower oil, butter, meat and meat products, fish and fish products increased by 10,7-4,4%. At the same time, prices for sugar, eggs, potatoes, bananas dropped by 7,2-4,6%.

Prices of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products rose by 1.8%, including alcoholic beverages - by 2.8%, tobacco products - by 1.3%.

In health care sector, prices increased by 4.0%, which is primarily caused by rising costs of pharmaceuticals, medical products and equipment (by 5.5%).

4.3% decrease in prices for transportation is caused by the decrease in the cost of fuel and lubricants by 8.3%, motor vehicles by 7,9%, air transportation by 3.4%.

However, the cost of road and rail transport services increased by 3.6% and 2.0%.

In April inflation accelerated to 14% (1895459-44----------)

As you know, the growth of consumer price index in March accelerated to 10.8% .

As reported, the NBU expects 7.5% GDP decline in 2015 with 30% inflation, and 3% GDP growth in 2016 with 13-14% inflation.

Recall that the National Bank estimated the GDP decline in Ukraine in the first quarter of 2015 at 15%.

Recall that the National Bank estimated the GDP decline in Ukraine in the first quarter of 2015 at 15%.

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