Ukraine: Inflation hits highest level since January in August
September 9, 2020
Consumer prices fell 0.20% in August over the previous month, a more moderate decrease than July's 0.60% fall. August’s result reflected a jump in housing prices, while prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages continued to fall.
Inflation came in at 2.5% in August, above July’s 2.4% and marking the highest inflation rate since January, albeit well-below the Central Bank’s target range of 5.0% plus or minus 1.0 percentage point. Annual average inflation fell to 3.5% in August (July: 4.0%). Lastly, core consumer prices edged up 0.1% month-on-month after having stagnated in July.