Kazakhstan: Inflation comes in at highest level since September 2016 in August
Consumer prices increased 1.40% in August over the previous month, accelerating from the 1.10% increase logged in July. Looking at the details of the release, prices for services and non-food goods rose at a quicker pace in August. In contrast, prices for food rose at a steady pace in August.
Inflation rose to 16.1% in August from July’s 15.0%. August’s figure was the highest inflation rate since September 2016. Meanwhile, the trend pointed up, with annual average inflation coming in at 11.4% in August (July: 10.8%).