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Inflation at 1.8% in September

Since the beginning of the year, consumer prices rose 6.4%.

Inflation at 1.8% in September
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In September, inflation in Ukraine was 1.8%, compared to deflation of 0.3% in August, as reported by the State Statistics Service on 7 October.

According to the State Statistics Service (excluding the temporarily occupied parts of the Crimea and Donbas), the prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages rose 0.3%, for clothes and footwear - by 10.3%, for housing and communal services - by 3.7%, to services related to health - by 0.6%, education - by 5.3%.

Since the beginning of the year, inflation made up 6.4%. Consumer prices rose 7.9% over September last year,.

June 2016 saw a 0.2% decrease of consumer prices (deflation) over May. In August, consumer prices fell 0.3%, January-August inflation was 4.5%.

In 2015, prices rose 43.3%. The official inflation forecast for 2016 was about 12%.