Inflation in Russia, according to preliminary data, in December was 0.4% by the end of 2017 and 2.5%, according to Rosstat. In December 2016, the inflation was 0.4% in the General in 2016 and 5.4%.
Assessment of the consumer price index carried out on the basis of weekly information on average prices on the 64 kinds of essential goods and services as of December 25, 2017. with the proliferation of data on average growth of CPI since the beginning of the month to the totality of goods and services, marks Rosstat.
Prices for food products in December 2017, according to preliminary data, increased by 0.6%, non-food goods rose by 0.3%, prices for services for the month rose 0.3%. For the year food prices rose 1.1%, nonfood goods – by 2.8%, prices of services rose by 4.4%.
Final data on inflation for the year will be published by 10 January 2018.
In January 2017, the inflation was 0.6% in February 0.2% in March and 0.1% in April and 0.3 percent in may and 0.4% in June and 0.6% in July and 0.1% in August was deflation at 0.5%, and in September prices fell by 0.1% in October, inflation was 0.2%, in November – 0,2%.