The State Statistics Service of Ukraine has reported that inflation in the country accelerated to 11% year-on-year in September from 10.2% in August
According to the State Statistics Service, this is the highest rate in more than three years. Inflation was higher only in May 2018 at 11.7%. After deflation of 0.2% for August, inflation was recorded at 1.2% in September this year, compared to 0.5% in September last year.
Also, Gosstat last month recorded core inflation of 1.3% after zero core inflation in August-2021. In September last year, core inflation stood at 1.1%.
Overall inflation in Ukraine in the first eight months of this year was 7.5%, while core inflation stood at 5.5%.
Food products in Ukraine went up 1.2 percent in September. Eggs went up the most by 13.6%. At the same time, fruit went down in price by 3.4%, sunflower oil by 0.9% and sugar by 0.1%.
Prices of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products went up by 0.8%, clothing and footwear – by 7.9%.
Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels rose by 0.5%.