Prices for food products grow by 5.9% in 1H

Tashkent, Uzbekistan ( -- Growth of prices for food products accelerated in the first half of 2017, while prices for services decreased, the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan said.

The highest inflation rates were recorded for food products – 5.9% in the first half of 2017. Prices for services rose by 3.9% in the reporting period of 2017.

Prices in mining industry and development of mines rose by 10.9% in January-June 2017. The growth of prices of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas condensate was the highest in the reporting period (10.3%).

Tariffs for electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning for the first half of 2017 did not undergo significant changes (an increase of 0.1%), while in the corresponding period of 2016 their growth was 9.0%.

Prices in manufacturing industry in January-June of 2017 increased by an average of 1.7% in a month (in the same period of 2016 - by 1.6%).

In the water supply, sewerage, collection and disposal of waste, the average monthly increase in producer prices for 6 months of 2017 was 0.8% (0.4% in January-June 2016).

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