Inflation hits 7.4 percent in Kazakhstan in 2014

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BAKU. KAZINFORM - Inflation hit 7.4 percent in Kazakhstan in 2014, Kazakh Statistics Committee under the Economy Ministry reported on Jan. 5.

Food rose in price by 8 percent, non-food items - by 7.8 percent, paid services - by 6.4 percent in 2014.

In Dec. inflation rate hit 0.5 percent in Kazakhstan. Food rose in price by 2.1 percent, non-food remained at the same level, paid services - increased by 0.3 percent in Dec. compared to Nov.

In Dec. among the food goods, average prices for fresh vegetables increased by 11.9 percent, buckwheat - by 10.5 percent, potatoes - by 6.6 percent, eggs - by 2.9 percent, grapes - 2.7 percent, raw milk - by 2.6 percent, semolina, cheese rennet - by 1.9 percent, pork - by 1.6 percent, pears - by 1.5 percent, millet - by 1.4 percent, white bread made from first grade flour - by 1.3 percent, fish and seafood - by 1.1 percent, pearl barley, sausages, meat, cheese, sunflower oil - by 0.9 percent, dairy products - by 0.7 percent, butter - by 0.6 percent, noodles, pasteurized milk - by 0.5 percent. Meanwhile lemons reduced in price by 8.6 percent, chicken legs - by 1.8 percent, chicken - by 1.1 percent, sugar - by 0.6 percent, mutton, bananas - by 0.5 percent.

Among non-food items solid fuels, detergents and cleaning products, pharmaceutical products, goods for individual use increased in price by 1.2 percent, newspapers and periodicals - by 1.1 percent, cloths and footwear - by 1 percent, home appliances - by 0.5 percent, Kazinform refers to trend.az.

Prices for AI-92 gasoline decreased by 10.2 percent, diesel fuel - by 4.7 percent in Dec.

Payments for hairdressing and personal care services increased by 1.5 percent. Fares for intercity public transport rose by 1 percent. Restaurants and hotels increased prices for their services by 0.9 percent; recreation, entertainment and culture institution - by 0.5 percent.

In the sphere of housing and communal services, tariffs for houses maintenance increased by 0.6 percent, house rent increased by 0.7 percent.

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