According to a report released by Rosstat, CPI increased 0.27% on 1-17 December. Average daily price growth stood at 0.019% last week, up from 0.014% registered in the previous week and a bit below the 0.020% recorded on 13-19 December 2011.
The detailed breakdown shows that last week’s growth came mainly from WoW price rises in eggs (2.0%), potatoes (1.3%), cabbage (1.4%), rye bread (0.6%), milk (0.3%), and butter (0.3%). Furthermore, fruit and vegetable prices continued to accelerate last week, rising 1.0% WoW vs. 0.6% WoW growth in the previous week. At the same time, gasoline prices printed deflation of 0.1% WoW.