Inflation in Russia
Russia - Inflation
Inflation ticks down to 20-month low in February
In February, consumer prices rose 0.3% over the previous month, down slightly from January’s 0.4% increase. According to Rosstat, the overall increase was led by higher prices for services, and fruits and vegetables, while prices for both non-food goods and food products excluding fruits and vegetables remained unchanged from the previous month.
Inflation ticked down to 2.3% in the second month of the year, from 2.4% in January, marking the 11th consecutive month of falling inflation and the new lowest reading since June 2018. Lastly, annual average inflation dipped to 4.0% in Febraury, from 4.3% in the first month of the year.
FocusEconomics panelists see inflation ending 2020 at 3.5%, which is down 0.2 percentage points from last month’s forecast. For 2021, participants project inflation to end the year at 3.7%.
Russia - Inflation Data
|Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %)||7.8||15.5||7.1||3.7||2.9|
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Source: Russian Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) and FocusEconomics calculations.
|Bond Yield||6.23||0.13 %||Dec 30|
|Exchange Rate||62.03||-0.12 %||Dec 30|
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