Inflation in Kazakhstan reached 5.2% since the beginning of the year - NEM RK

01 August 2016, 23:09

 Food prices in the first seven months  (from December 2015 to July 2016) have increased by 5.6%, nonfood goods - by 5.2%, paid services - by 4.7%. It is reported by the Ministry of National Economy.

According to the ministry, since the beginning of the year (from December 2015 to July 2016) there was an increase in prices of potatoes by 41.4%, cereals - by 27.3%, sugar - by 26.4%, tea - 20.6 %, bread - by 14.3%, vegetables, processed and preserved - by 10.6%, confectionery products - by 9.7%, soft drinks - by 9.1%, pasta - by 8.8%, and dried fruit nuts - by 8.2%, fruit and vegetable juices - 7.5%, sunflower oil - by 7.4%, bakeries and flour products - by 6%, poultry - by 5.8%, fresh fruit, cheese rennet - 5.5%.

Increase in prices for pharmaceutical products amounted to 13.1%, household appliances - 8.2%, goods of personal use - 7.9%, glass and ceramic products, detergents and cleaning products - by 7,5%, textiles - 6.2 %, automobiles - 6%, clothing and footwear - 4.9%, furniture and household goods - 3.1%.

The price of  health services level rose by 7.7%, kindergartens - by 7.5%, restaurants and hotels - by 4.2%, in the area of ​​recreation, entertainment and culture - by 4.1%, hairdressing and personal institutions services - by 2.4%. Payment for travel by air passenger transport increased by 22.3%, by rail over long distances - by 14.1%, intercity bus communication - by 7.6%.

"In the sphere of housing and communal services tariffs for sewers increased by 25.3%, cold water - by 12.4%, garbage collection - by 11.8%, gas transported through the distribution networks - by 7.8%, central heating - by 7.3%, electricity - by 4.9%, hot water - by 4.4%, " the statement reads.