Ukraine: Year-end inflation falls to its lowest level since 2002
January 10, 2012
In December, consumer prices rose 0.2% over the previous month, which came in above the 0.1% increase recorded in November, but well below the 0.8% rise seen in December last year. As a result, annual headline inflation dropped for the sixth month in a row to 4.6% (November: 5.2%), which represents the lowest end-of-year rate since 2002. The subdued monthly price increase was the result of moderate price increases across the board, with the highest reading coming from the miscellaneous goods and services category (+1.0% month-on-month). Meanwhile, core inflation, which excludes volatile items such as food and energy, rose 0.2% over the previous month, prompting annual core inflation to fall to 6.9%. The government projects inflation to end this year at 7.9%.