MINSK, January 10 (Itar-Tass) —— Inflation in Belarus in 2011 made a record of almost 109 percent, the National Statistics Committee of the republic reported on Tuesday.
The index of consumer prices on goods and services in December of 2011 against December of 2010 made 208.7 percent, where the index of industrial goods prices was 249.4 percent and the index of food prices – 225 percent.
The goods, which prices grew most, by about 2-2.5 times, were tanned fish, fruit, vegetables, sugar, tea, poultry, sweets, oil and butter, cheese, eggs, cereals, alcohol beverages, tobacco. The growth of non-food products was big, too. In this group, biggest growth of prices was registered in car fuel, perfumes and cosmetics, detergents, construction materials, bicycles and motorcycles, textile.
As for services, the biggest prices’ growth is registered in payments for pre-school institutions, tourism, air fare and fare for international train and bus routes.