June inflation in Kazakhstan made 1.2 %
Almaty. July 2. Kazakhstan Today - Inflation in Kazakhstan in June, 2008 made 1.2 %, from the beginning of the year - 5.7 %, the agency reports referring to Statistics Agency of Kazakhstan. According to Statistics Agency, prices of articles of food in June increased by 1.8 % (from the beginning of the year - by 8.1 %), non-food - by 0.8 % (by 3.8 % accordingly), and paid services - by 0.8 % (by 4.2 %). In annual expression (June 2008 - June 2007) inflation made 20 %. Articles of food have increased in price by 29.3 %, non-food - by 11.6 %, and paid services - by 15 %. Mid-annual inflation (January - June 2008 - January - June 2007) made 19.1 %. "In the market of articles of food last month prices for bakeries and cereal products grew by 4.8 %. Prices for rice increased by 35.4 %, groats - by 3.5 %, flour - by 2.1 %, macaroni - by 1.7 %, and bread - by 1 %. Sugar price has increased by 2 %, oil and fat - by 1.8 %, meat products - by 1.2 %, and fruit - by 1.1 %. Prices decreased for eggs - by 5.8 %, fresh vegetables - by 1.5 %, and dairy products - by 0.4 %," the agency specified. Statistics Agency of Kazakhstan informs that prices for diesel fuel have grown by 6.8 % and gasoline - by 2 %. Price of detergents increased by 1.8 %, medicine - by 1.1 %, household goods - by 0.9 %, goods of personal hygiene - by 0.7 %, clothes and footwear - by 0.5 %, and books and newspapers - by 0.4 %. Growth of prices for housing-and-municipal services made 0.1 %. Tariffs for cold water supply have grown by 1 %, housing maintenance - by 0,9 %, sewerage - by 0.8 %, electric power and gas - by 0.2 %. According to Statistics Agency, tariffs for hot water decreased - by 1.3 % and garbage collection - by 0.2 %. "Prices for services of restaurants and hotels have increased by 3 %, passenger transport - by 2.9 %, hairdresser's - by 1.3 %, medical institutions - by 0.9 %, culture- 0.6 %, and education by 0.3 % ", Statistics Agency informed.
Resourse: Kazakhstan Today