Inflation hit 0.7 percent in Kazakhstan in Nov.

Dec. 2. Trend

By Elena Kosolapova

Inflation hit 0.7 percent in Kazakhstan in Nov.In Kazakhstan inflation rate hit 0.7 percent in November, Kazakh Statistics Committee under the Ministry of National Economy reported on Dec. 2.

Food rose in price by 0.7 percent, non-food items and paid services – by 0.5 percent in Nov.

Inflation since the beginning of the year (November 2014 compared to December 2013) hit 6.9 percent. Also in this period food prices increased by 6.9 percent, non-food items prices – by 7.8 percent, prices for services – by 6.1 percent.

Year-on-year inflation (Nov. 2014 compared to Nov. 2013) hit 7.6 percent.

In Nov. among the food goods, average prices for paprika increased by 20.6 percent, tomatoes, buckwheat – by 19.6 percent, cucumbers – by 11.1 percent, cabbage – by 8.6 percent, potatoes – 8.2 percent, beet – by 3.2 percent, curds- by 1.4 percent, wheat flour of the first grade, pork – 1 percent, milk, sour cream, frozen fish – by 0.7 percent, yogurt – 0.6 percent, rennet cheese – by 0.5 percent, bread, black tea – 0.4 percent.

Meanwhile lemons reduced in price by 4.3 percent, bananas – by 2.3 percent, chicken legs – by 2.2 percent, carrots – by 1.1 percent.

Among non-food items, pharmaceutical products increased in price by 1.5 percent, solid fuel – by 0.9 percent, cloths and footwear – by 0.7 percent, detergents and cleaning products – by 0.3 percent. Diesel prices rose by 3.4 percent, gasoline AI-95 and AI- 96 and liquefied gas prices – by 0.8 percent.

Payments for hairdressing and personal care services increased by 1 percent. Restaurants and hotels increased prices for their services by 0.9 percent, early childhood education centers – 0.8 percent, recreation, entertainment and culture institution and health clinics- by 0.4 percent.

Services of rail passenger transport covering long distances decreased by 1.6 percent in Nov.

In the sphere of housing and communal services, tariffs for central heating increased 1.9 percent, hot water – by 1.7 percent, houses maintenance – by 0.6 percent.

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