MOSCOW, January 16 (Itar-Tass) —— Retail gasoline prices in Russia decreased by 0.1 percent on average across the country over the week from January 2 to January 10, the Federal State Statistics Service said in its regular report on Monday.
In the period under review, the country’s retail prices for diesel fuel edged up by 0.1 percent, the Statistics Service said.
Average prices of the most popular brands AI-92, AI-93 and other standard brands decreased by 0.1 percent, while retail prices of AI-95 and other premium brands went down by 0.1 percent too, the statistics said.
As of January 10, Russia’s average gasoline price amounted to 27.00 roubles per litre (USD 1 = RUB 31.93), the service’s report wrote.
In the period under review, an average price of the most popular brands AI-92, AI-93 and other standard brands was at 26.32 roubles per litre and retail prices of AI-95 and other premium brands stood at 28.35 roubles per litre, the statistics said, adding that prices of diesel fuel went up to 27.84 roubles per litre.
On January 2-10, the Federal State Statistics Service registered the decline of retail gasoline prices in 29 administrative centres of Russia, the service said, adding that the most considerable decrease was in Bryansk and Belgorod (1.0 percent).
In 39 administrative centres of the country, the average gasoline prices remained unchanged in the period under review versus the end of December 2011, the statistics service said in the report.
In the designated period, the hike in retail gasoline prices was registered in 15 administrative centres of Russia. The most significant growth was reported from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (2.0 percent) and Kurgan (1.8 percent), the service said.
In the week from January 2 to January 10, average gasoline prices in Moscow went down by 0.1 percent, while St. Petersburg’s gasoline prices remained unchanged, the Statistics Service said.
In the reporting period, the country’s gasoline output decreased by 7.8 percent, as compared to the preceding week and stood at 691,000 tonnes. As well as, Russia’s diesel fuel production went down by 0.1 percent to 1,332 million tonnes.