Information on the dynamics of changes in the consumer prices and tariffs.
April 2018.

In April 2018, the growth in the consumer prices amounted to 5% in the annual terms.

In April 2018, consumer prices grew by 0.3% in comparison to March.

Growth of consumer prices
(% to the corresponding month of the previous year)

Dynamics of consumer prices
(on a year-on-year basis)

Core inflation
(% to the corresponding month of the previous year)

Administratively regulated prices and tariffs
(% to the corresponding month of the previous year)

Seasonal prices (for fruits and vegetables)
(% to the corresponding month of the previous year)

Aggregated indicator of the trend inflation
(% to the corresponding month of the previous year)

General characteristics of changes in the consumer prices

In April 2018, the slowdown of the consumer prices growth in the annual terms was conditioned by a more restrained administrative prices regulation policy, as well as the decrease in the intensity of seasonal prices growth (for fruits and vegetables). Annual rates of the growth in prices, that are not subject to the influence of the seasonal factor and administrative regulation, have maintained at the previous level.

In April 2018, the administratively regulated prices and tariffs in the annual terms slowed down by 1 percentage points and totaled 8.7% as a result of a more moderate increase in the reported period in comparison to the corresponding month of the previous year. The main growth was due to the increase in the tariffs for telecommunication services, as well as the growth of the prices for fuel and prices for transport for the interregional trains.

The prices for fruits and vegetables in the annual terms slowed down from 19.8% in March to 13.8% in April 2018. In the next months, the descending dynamics of prices in this segment will preserve against the background of the more favorable weather conditions against Q2 of the last year.

In April 2018, annual core inflation totaled 3.1% (3% a month earlier). The aggregate indicator of the trend inflation grew by 3.2%. The average intensity of growth in the consumer prices and tariffs amounted to 3.1% (3.2% in March 2018).

Dynamics of consumer prices
(on a year-on-year basis)

Dynamics of inflation indicators
(on a year-on-year basis)

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