National Bank: stability on forex market slows down inflation
Ukraine’s central bank explains the slowdown in inflation to 55.3% in July in annual terms with stability in foreign exchange market and the reduction of the residual effects of the devaluation of the hryvnia, seen at the beginning of the year, according to the NBU website.
The NBU calls tough monetary and fiscal policies, as well as restrained consumer demand, among factors that caused deceleration of inflation.
As UNIAN reported earlier, deflation in Ukraine amounted to 1% in July 2015 compared to June, excluding the occupied Crimea and Sevastopol, as well as part of the ATO zone. A month to month deflation was recorded for the first time since August, 2013.
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In January-July, consumer prices in Ukraine increased by 39.3%.