Sverdlovsk Region: Consumer Prices Up 5.8%

18 January 2017 (13:47)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, January 18, 2017. Consumer prices rose by 5.8% in Sverdlovsk Region in December 2016 against one year earlier; in December 2015, the increase was 14% against December 2014, Sverdlovskstat reports.

Food items (excluding alcohol) grew 4.7% more expensive (the increase was 17.2% in December 2015), alcohol drinks grew 7.9% more expensive (9% in December 2015).

The price of milk and dairy products went up by 10.1% on average, that of pasta, cheese, and bread and pastry by 6.6%, 6.2%, and 5.2%, respectively. Grains and pulses grew 10.9% more expensive on average. The price increase was most noticeable for buckwheat (22.1%), rolled oats (10.6%), and peas and beans (10.1%). As for vegetables and fruit, the price of garlic, nuts, potatoes, pears, and frozen vegetables rose by 36.3%, 9.5%, 6.1%, 2.2%, and 2%, respectively. The rest of the vegetable and fruit items actually grew less expensive.

The price of beef and pork went up by 6.2% and 1%, respectively, that of chicken by 3.9%.

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