0.6% inflation registered in Armenia January-September 2017
YEREVAN, OCTOBER 12, ARMENPRESS. 0.2% inflation was registered in Armenia’s consumer market in September 2017 compared to August. This is mainly linked with the 1.3% inflation in non-food products, according to the data of the National Statistical Service, reports Armenpress.
Compared to January-September of 2016, 0.6% inflation has been registered in January-September of 2017.
In September of 2017 compared to August the consumer prices in Yerevan increased by 0.4%: in 5 towns 0.6-0.1% deflation was registered, whereas in other 5 towns the price level of the previous month has been maintained.
The consumer price index in September comprised 98.3%, which means that 1.7% deflation was recorded. Whereas compared to September of 2016, 1% inflation was registered in September of 2017.
In September compared to August 0.2% drop in food prices was recorded which was mainly linked with the 9.5% and 4.6% deflation in fruits and sugar respectively.
In September compared to August the prices of fruits have decreased by 11.6-4.9% in all cities of Armenia, the highest deflation rate was registered in Vanadzor.
In the meat products 0.3% inflation was registered compared to August, and 6.6% inflation compared to September of 2016.
In September compared to August the prices for petrol and diesel fuel increased by 0.8% and 0.1% respectively.