Inflation exceeded 13% in Kazakhstan in 2015

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ASTANA (TCA) — Inflation in Kazakhstan reached 13.6 percent in 2015, the official website of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan reported with reference to the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan.

According to the statistics agency, food prices over the past year increased by 10.9 percent, nonfood goods by 22.6 percent, and paid services by 8.1 percent.

In particular, over the past year prices for processed and canned fruit increased by 48.5 percent, sunflower oil – by 29.2 percent, fresh fruit – by 26.7 percent, sugar – by 20.1 percent, vegetables (processed and canned) – by 19.8 percent, fish and seafood – by 19.5 percent, eggs – by 18 percent, soft drinks – by 16.9 percent, buckwheat – by 16.4 percent, bakeries and flour products and confectionery – by 15.2 percent, bread – by 14.4 percent, canned milk – by 14.2 percent, alcoholic beverages – by 12.6 percent, and first grade flour – by 11.6 percent.

Prices for textile products increased by 35.4 percent, glass and ceramic products – by 34.9 percent, clothing and footwear – by 32.9 percent, travel goods and other products to carry things – by 32.4 percent, furniture and household items – by 31.6 percent, pharmaceutical products – by 31.3 percent, household appliances – by 25.4 percent, books – by 24.3 percent, spare parts and accessories for personal transport vehicles – by 21.9 percent, cars – by 20.9 percent, products of personal use – by 17.7 percent, detergents and cleaning products – by 14 percent. Petrol prices increased by 4.6 percent.

Sergey Kwan

TCA