The inflation rate in the Russian Federation was 0.7% in February 2014, 1.3% since the start of the year, Russia's Federal State Statistics Service informed.
In 7 federal subjects, consumer prices went up 1% and more in February.
The consumer price index in February was 0.7% in Moscow (1.4% since the start of the year), 0.8% in St. Petersburg (1.9% since the start of the year).
The prices of fruits and vegetables skyrocketed in February. In particular, green head cabbage advanced in price by 17.4%, bulb onion by 16%, potatoes by 12%; cucumbers, carrots and grapes by 6.5-7.8%. At the same time, tomatoes and oranges became cheaper by 1.5% and 1.1%, respectively.
Among the alcoholic beverages monitored vodka rose in price by 4.2% on average.
"AK&M", 04.03.2014 17:51