Consumer inflation in Ukraine in August decreased by 0.2% MoM, according to the State Statistics Service.
Consumer prices in August decreased by 0.2% compared to July, but increased by 1.2% compared to December 2019 and by 2.5% compared to August 2019. In general, in January-August, prices on the consumer market rose by 2.4% YoY.
Core inflation in August was 0.1% compared to July and 1.5% compared to the beginning of the year.
Among consumer goods and services in August, the highest rise was registered in the prices for fruit (by 33.7%), water supply (by 22.5%) and sewerage services (by 19.8%).
From August 2019 to August 2020, the highest fall was recorded in the prices for vegetables (by 18.2%), fuels and lubricants (by 17.9%) and natural gas (by 17.8%). (Ukrinform/Business World Magazine)