The average inflation rate in the Russian Federation was 0.2% from March 12 to 17, 0.5% since the start of the month, 1.8% since January 1, the Federal State Statistics Service informed.
In 2013, the inflation rate was 0.3% since the start of March, 0.3% in March, 1.9% since January 1.
In the past week, granulated sugar increased in price by 2.3%, vodka by 1.3%, sterilized milk by 1.1%, butter, rice, millet, eggs, sour cream, quark and heat-treated milk by 0.5-0.7%. At the same time, sunflower oil became cheaper by 0.2%, pasta products by 0.1%.
Fruits and vegetables went up in ptice by 0.6% on average (potatoes by 2%, onion, carrots and cabbage by 1.3-1.4%). At the same time, fresh cucumbers became cheaper by 1.8%.
"AK&M", 19.03.2014 16:17