Belarus Inflation April 2017


Belarus: Inflation hits over seven-year low in April

May 12, 2017

Consumer prices rose 0.7% in April from the previous month, up from March’s 0.3% increase. According to the National Statistical Committee, April’s increase came on the back of higher prices for services and food.

Inflation moderated in April, edging down to 6.3% from 6.4% in March. This marked the lowest reading since March 2010. Annual average inflation was 10.6% in April, below March’s 11.2% and also a multi-year low.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast participants see inflation averaging 10.3% in 2017, which is down 0.1 percentage points from last month’s forecast. In 2018, panelists expect inflation to average 9.1%.

Author:, Economist

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Belarus Inflation April 2017 0

Note: Year-on-year and month-on-month variation of consumer price index in %.
Source: National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus (BELSTAT).

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