February 6, 2019 / 1:13 PM / 6 months ago

Russian inflation accelerates to 5 pct y/y in Jan, below f'cast

    MOSCOW, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Russia's consumer price index
(CPI) rose 5.0 percent in January in year-on-year terms after
rising 4.3 percent in the previous month, the statistics service
said on Wednesday.
    The year-on-year increase in the CPI was below analysts'
expectations for a rise of 5.2 percent in a Reuters poll.
    Month-on-month inflation was at 1.0 percent, up from 0.8
percent in December.
    
    Rosstat gave the following details: 
     RUSSIAN CPI              Jan 19    Dec 18    Jan 18 
     Mth/mth pct change       +1.0      +0.8      +0.3 
     - food                   +1.3      +1.7      +0.5 
     - non-food               +0.6      +0.2      +0.3 
     - services               +1.1      +0.4      +0.1
     Y/Y pct change           +5.0      +4.3      +2.2
     Core CPI y/y pct change  +0.6      +3.7      +0.2
    
    NOTE - For key Russian indicators click here. 

 (Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber
Editing by Andrey Ostroukh)
  
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