In Moldova, the monthly inflation in February 2019 was 0.4%, and the annual inflation (over the past 12 months) was 2.4%
The National Bureau of Statistics reported this was by, noting that in general, since the beginning of this year, inflation amounted to 1.7%. In February, last year, inflation was 0.2%, in January-February 2018, the consumer price index also increased by 0.2%, and annual inflation in the period of February 2017 - February 2018 was 5%. As noted by the NBM, consumer prices in February 2019 increased by 0.4%, compared with the previous month, amid rising prices for food products - by 0.8%, rising prices for non-food products - by 0.1%, as well as a 0.2% increase in tariffs for services provided to the public. According to official statistics, in particular, in February 2019, compared with the previous month, prices for the following foodstuffs increased as follows: fresh fruit - by 4.8% (in particular, exotic and pome fruit - by 6.3%, citrus fruits - by 3.8%, grapes - by 2%), fresh vegetables - by 4.6% (in particular: sweet pepper - by 14%, eggplants - by 12.5%, pumpkin and zucchini - by 12.4 %, tomatoes - by 7.9%, cabbage - by 7.6%, cucumbers - by 4.7%, dry onions and carrots - by 1.9%, garlic - by 1.2%, red beet - by 0 , 7%), potatoes - by 4.4%, fresh and frozen fish - by 1.5%, wheat flour and cereals - by 0.8%, lard and sa har - by 0.7%, poultry - by 0.4%, pasta, whole milk and cottage cheese - by 0.3%, alcoholic beverages - by 0.2%. At the same time, prices for chicken eggs decreased by 7.9%, fresh mushrooms - by 1.3%, pork - by 0.9%, legumes - by 0.7%, beef and offal - by 0.4 %, meat products and semi-finished products - by 0.2%. AS far as non-food products concern, in the reporting period prices for children's clothes, sanitary and hygienic means increased slightly - by 0.8%, furniture - by 0.7%, footwear for children - by 0.6%, knitwear, household electric tools , travel articles and haberdashery goods, glass and ceramic dishes, dishwashers, gas stoves, building materials, household chemicals - by 0.5%, cigarettes - by 0.3%. At the same time, during the reporting period, among non-food products liquefied bottled gas fell in price by 2.9%, medicines - by 0.5%, women's jackets, sweaters, skirts, hats, children's skirts, men's coats, perfumes and cosmetics, phones - by 0.4%. Among services rendered to the population, in February 2019, compared with the previous month, the average monthly apartment rent increased by 2.5%, medical services - by 1.5% (in particular: physiotherapy and other services of nurses - by 7.7%, paid medical services - by 2.1%, dental services - by 0.8%, hospital treatment - by 0.6%), repair of durable goods - by 0.5%. At the same time, prices for compulsory insurance of transport decreased by 5.3%, passenger air transport services - by 1.6%, maintenance fees for children in nurseries and kindergartens - by 1%, railway passenger transportation services - by 0.8%, foreign tourism services - by 0.7%. // 11.03.2019 - InfoMarket.