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Ukraine Today, Jan 6, 2016

Ukrainian market sceneNew figures from the state statistics office show inflation in Ukraine reached a 20-year high of 43.3% in 2015. That represents an increase of nearly 20% on 2014’s figure of 24.9%.

Items which saw the biggest jumps include gas, which rose in price nearly four times, hot water and heating, whose prices increased by nearly 80%, and vegetables, which were almost 70% more expensive in 2015 than they were in 2014.

Ukrainian market scene 2In annual terms, no goods saw price falls between the two years.

Ukraine’s state statistics service says the figures do not include the Russian-annexed [sic] Crimean peninsula or parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine which are occupied by Russian-backed militants [sic].

Also on Ukraine Today:
Ukraine’s 2015 inflation rate second worst in the world, Nov 2, 2015

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