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Prices Jan and near future

Inflation has not slowed, though there are prerequisites. But the producers are waiting for further price increase

Inflation in Ukraine is not on the decline. According to Ukrstata, in January, the consumer market inflation amounted to 1.5%, relative to December. Last year this rate was 1.1%.

Inflation, if you compare the January prices of the past and current year, accounted for 14.1%. Last year this figure was 12.6%. And from January through December 2017 from 13.6%.

Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday has risen by a quarter

In January 2018 of the food items, the most expensive fruits and vegetables – 10.8% and 7.6%, respectively. Egg prices rose by an average of 3%. Bread, meat, fish and milk are added to the price of 1-1. 5%. Other foods – less than 1%. The sugar price fell by 1%.

The General Director of the Ukrainian Association of trade networks suppliers Oleksiy Doroshenko estimated that this year on Shrove Tuesday pancakes will cost 27% more expensive than in the past.

“For making 20 pancakes we need to take milk 250 ml flour 250 g, butter 40 g egg 3 PCs., sugar 10 g sunflower oil 50 ml salt 3 g. During the year the ingredients for making pancakes in Kiev has changed as follows: the eggs became more expensive at UAH 2, milk and butter – 1.5 UAH, flour and sunflower oil for 10 kopeks And sugar fell by… 1 penny. The cost of salt has not changed. That is, eggs has risen from 5.6 to 7.6 UAH, milk from 4 to 5.5 UAH, butter – from 5.5 to 7 UAH, flour – from 2.3 to 2.4 UAH. Salt, as a year ago, and now costs 1 cent. And sugar 16 kopecks decreased to butter and milk. In February 2017 the pancakes we were treated at 19.2 UAH, and this year – already 24,4 UAH”, – calculated Alexey Doroshenko.

But “inedible” of goods and services fell only clothing and footwear – by 3.9%. Such a trend of these types of goods show a long time ago. Although over the year prices of clothing and footwear showed a slight growth of 1.1%.

What services have increased in price

Tariffs for communal services is encouraging. In January, they rose only 0.4%, and mostly at the expense of local tariffs for maintenance of houses and adjoining areas, which increased on average by 6%. If you compare the rates for the year, from January 2017 utilities became more expensive by 10.7%, while from January 2016 to January 2017, their price increase was more than 40%.

Among all the services last month, the highest growth of the transport – 3%. The people of Kiev, residents of Kyiv and Sumy oblasts, Odesa and Ukrainians from other regions could see a massive increase in prices for journey in minibuses in January.

Communication services, according to Ukrstata, with the new year grew by 2.8 percent. Although, for example, the postal service has risen an average of 25%. And for some types of services, for example, the recommended international shipment of letters, more than 2.5 times.

Services education and health in January rose on average by 1.4%. Of educational services prices increased the most paid services of preschool education and elementary school – 8.2%.

In restaurants and hotels prices have risen just 1.3%, in the sphere of culture and entertainment – 1.2%.

Manufacturers continue to gradually raise prices…

Ukrstata data show that in January continued to grow and selling prices in consumer goods. This means that in February and March of commercial enterprise will receive fresh produce at a higher cost.

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