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Inflation in Moldova in 2017 was 7.3%,  a year earlier it was 2.4%.

Inflation in Moldova in 2017 was 7.3%, a year earlier it was 2.4%.

This was reported by the National Bureau of Statistics, noting that, in particular, the monthly inflation in December 2017 was 0.5%, it was the same in December 2016. Overall, in the whole of 2017, the most went up prices for food. Thus, food products rose in price last year on average by 9.7%, non-food products - by 4.1%. Tariffs for services rendered to the population increased by 7.9%. In December, 2017, in comparison with the previous month, the growth of prices for food products amounted to 0.9%, for non-food products - 0.4%, and tariffs for services rendered to the population increased by 0.1%. According to official statistics, in December 2017, in comparison with the previous month, most of all increased prices for eggs (+ 5%) and fresh vegetables (+ 4.7%). At the same time, tomatoes rose 16.5%, zucchini 10.8%, grapes 10.6%, eggplants 10.5%, sweet peppers 5.2%, onions 4% cabbage - by 3.4%, cucumbers - by 3.3%, carrots - by 2.2%. Prices for pome fruits increased by 3.5%, for exotic fruits - by 2.3%, potatoes - by 2%, for butter - by 1.6%, for wheat flour - by 1.3%, for milk and dairy products - by 1%, honey - by 0.8%. Herewith, during the reporting period, prices for citrus fruits decreased by 6.5%, vegetable oil by 1%, cereals by 0.9%, and sugar by 0.3%. Among non-food items in December 2017, carpets and rugs grew by 1.5%, kitchen stoves and kitchen utensils - by 1.2%, goods for travel and haberdashery by 1%, cleaning and washing products, children's clothes - 0,9%, knitwear, women's shoes, furniture, vacuum cleaners, tools and small accessories - by 0.8%, fuel - by 0.7%, adult clothing - by 0.6%, cigarettes - by 1, 1%. At the same time, during the reporting period, prices for liquefied gas in cylinders decreased by 1%, vehicles - by 0.3%. In particular, the cost of motorcycles decreased by 1.6%, cars - by 0.7%. Meanwhile, medicines fell 0.2%. Among the services rendered to the population in December 2017, the average monthly tariffs for tourism services abroad increased by 3.7%, furniture production by 2.4%, services for the maintenance of children in day care and kindergartens by 2.2%, railway services transportation - by 0,6%, rent of apartments, public catering - by 0,3%. At the same time, prices for hotel services decreased by 0.3%, air transportation services - by 0.1%. // 10.01.2018 – InfoMarket.

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