Belarus: Inflation continues to fall in September
October 10, 2016
In September, consumer prices rose 0.7% from the previous month, which contrasted August’s 0.2% decrease and marked the highest reading in five months. The figure reflected higher prices across all categories: food goods, non-food goods and services, according to the National Statistical Committee.
Inflation continued to moderate, falling from August’s 11.8% to 11.1% in September. Annual average inflation inched down from August’s 12.1% to an over five-year low of 12.0%. The month-on-month variation in the core consumer price index—which excludes prices for more volatile goods, such as seasonal products and government regulated goods—rose from 0.5% in August to 0.9%. Core inflation jumped from August’s 7.2% to 8.1% in September.