Belarus: Inflation steady in March
April 11, 2016
In March, consumer prices rose 0.8% over the previous month, which came in well below February’s 2.9% rise and marked the slowest increase in four months. According to the National Statistical Committee, the figure came on the back of a softer expansion in all three components of the index.
Inflation came in at 12.8%, mirroring the reading tallied in February. Annual average inflation edged down to 12.5% (February: 12.8%). The core consumer price index—which strips out prices for more volatile goods, such as seasonal products and government regulated goods—eased to 1.0% in March over the previous month (February: +1.6% month-on-month). Core inflation jumped to 4.0% from February’s 3.1%.