Kazakhstan Inflation July 2018

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Kazakhstan: Inflation in July remains stable from the previous month

August 1, 2018

Consumer prices rose 0.1% over the previous month in July, marking a smaller upturn than the 0.2% increase in June. Prices rose in 10 out of the 12 sub-components, came in flat for one category and fell for the remaining sub-component. Leisure and culture saw the biggest rise in prices. On the other hand, prices for education remained flat and prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages dropped the most.

Inflation came in at 5.9% in July, matching June’s revised print (previously reported: 5.2%), remaining above the mid-point of the Central Bank’s target range of 5.0%–7.0%. The reading marked the lowest print since October 2015. Annual average inflation inched down to 6.7% in July from 6.8% in June, which marked the lowest print in two-and-a-half years.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect inflation to end 2018 at 5.9%, which is down 0.2 percentage points from last month’s forecast. The panel expects inflation to end 2019 at 5.6%.


Author:, Economist

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Kazakhstan Inflation July 2018

Note: Month-on-month changes and annual variation of consumer price index in %.
Source: Republic of Kazakhstan Agency of Statistics.


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