Moscow. July 11th. INTERFAX.RU – The growth of consumer prices in Belarus in June 2022 accelerated to 1.1% from 0.7% in May, data from the National Statistical Committee of the country (Belstat) showed. Since the beginning of the year, prices have increased by 13.1%.
Annual inflation (relative to June 2021) continued to accelerate in June and amounted to 17.6% against 17% in May and 16.8% in April.
Core inflation (excluding regulated and seasonal prices) was 1.6% last month and 14% since the beginning of the year.
Prices for food products in January-June increased by 13.7% (in June – by 0.7%), non-food – by 15.7% (by 1.5%), services rose in price by 8.7% (by 1.5%). .3%).
In 2021, Belarus has the highest inflation rate over the past five years – 9.97%. Its sharp rise began in 2020, when consumer prices rose by 7.4%. In 2019, inflation in the republic amounted to 4.7%.