In August 2019, the increase in the average price level in the consumer market for the month amounted to 2.9%, the State Statistics Committee reported.
In general, in January-August 2019, goods and services in the consumer market became 8.2% more expensive.
Compared to August 2018, the average price level in the consumer sector of the republic increased by 16.5%.
The dynamics of monthly changes in consumer prices and tariffs in January-August 2018 and 2019 has a similar tendency: from January to May, an increase in the average price level was recorded, in the next two months - a decrease, and from August the consumer price index again exceeded 100% point.
However, if in the compared periods for February-July the change in the price level was relatively close in value, then for January and August the gap was significant (for January 2018 and 2019 - 2.7% versus 1.5%, for August 2018 and 2019 - 0.3% against 2.9%).