Inflation in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan - Inflation
Inflation climbs in May, led by higher food prices
Consumer prices rose 0.6% over the previous month in May, slightly above April’s 0.5% month-on-month upturn. May’s print was led by higher food prices, along with a marginal rise in the costs of non-food products and services.
A detailed breakdown shows that prices for alcoholic beverages and tobacco products rose by the biggest magnitude, followed by leisure and culture, and clothing and footwear.
Meanwhile, inflation climbed to 5.3% in May from 4.9% in April, but remained within the Bank’s 4.0%–6.0% target band. Lastly, annual average inflation inched down to 5.4% in May from 5.5% in April.
FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect inflation to end 2019 at 5.5%, which is up 0.1 percentage points from last month’s forecast. The panel expects inflation to end 2020 at 5.2%.
Kazakhstan - Inflation Data
|Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %)||5.8||6.7||6.6||14.7||7.4|
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Kazakhstan Inflation Chart
Source: Agency of Statistics
|Exchange Rate||384.2||0.32 %||Jun 13|
|Stock Market||0.1||0.0 %||Jun 12|
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