Russia: Inflation hits highest level since April 2019 in January
Consumer prices rose 0.67% over the previous month in January, a smaller increase than December’s 0.83% increase. Looking at the details of the release, prices for food items continued to outpace prices for services and non-food items, chiefly due to soaring prices for fruits and vegetables.
Inflation came in at 5.2% in January, up from December’s 4.9%. January’s result marked the highest inflation rate since April 2019. Annual average inflation ticked up to 3.6% in January (December: 3.4%). Lastly, core inflation rose to 4.6% from the previous month’s 4.2%.