Belarus: Inflation inches up in September
October 12, 2015
In September, consumer prices rose 1.3% over the previous month, which was above August’s 0.2% rise. According to the National Statistical Committee, the result was driven by increasing prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages.
Inflation inched up from August’s 11.8% to 11.9% in September. August’s result had marked the lowest inflation rate since January 2011. Despite the slight rise, annual average inflation fell from August’s 15.7% to 15.1% in September. Meanwhile, the core consumer price index – which strips out prices for more volatile goods such as seasonal products and government regulated goods – rose 0.8% in September over the previous month, mirroring August’s result. Core inflation accelerated, rising from 7.7% in August to 9.0% in September.