YEREVAN, February 4. /ARKA/. Prices for foods rose 5.3% in Armenia in January 2014, compared with December 2013, mainly due to ten-to-41-percent price hikes in vegetable and fruit markets, the National Statistical Service of Armenia reports.
Prices for vegetables and potatoes went 9.3% up in Jan 2014, compared with the same month a year before, and leapt 41.6%, compared with December 2013.
Fruit prices added 0.2% in January 2014, compared with Jan 2013, and jumped 10.6%, compared with Dec 2013.
According to the statistical report, as a whole, fruits, vegetables and potatoes became 30.2% more expensive in January 2014 than they were in the same month a year earlier.
The share of this group of products makes up 9.92% in subsistence, and it added 3% to the total increase in consumer prices.
Dairy market accounted for 9.2% year-on-year and 0.8% month-on-month price rise in January 2014.
Prices for meat products crept 0.7% and 0.5% up in January 2014, compared with the same month a year before and with Dec 2013 respectively.
Instead, sugar prices sank 12.7%, compared with Jan 2013, and slid 0.6%, compared with Dec 2013. Nonfoods became cheaper as well – their prices slipped 0.3%, compared with the previous month.
Consumer prices in Armenia went 2.8% up in January 2014, compared with January 2013, and 5.5%, compared with December 2013.
Inflation rate was recorded at 5.8% in 2013. In the 2014 government budget, inflation is projected at 4% (±1.5%). -0---