Inflation in Ukraine in August in annual terms, compared to August 2017, was recorded at 9%, accelerating from 8.9% a month earlier. At the same time, prices did not increase against July after a negative trend at -0.7% July to June, the State Statistics Service reported.
Compared to December 2017, prices increased by 3.6%. According to the agency, the largest increase in prices in annual terms was reported for eggs – by 40.2%, road passenger transport – by 24.8%, and maintenance of households and adjacent territories – by 24.1%.
A decrease in prices in annual terms was recorded for sugar (18.6%), fruit (10.5%), and vegetables (4.2%).
It is also reported that the basic inflation in Ukraine in August was at 8.7% in annual terms, 0.1% – to the previous month and 3.5% – from year-start.
The Statistics Agency recalled that the information was given without the occupied Crimea and Sevastopol, as well as the occupied territories in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. (UNIAN/Business World Magazine)