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ASTANA, January 3 (Itar-Tass) —— Kazakhstan’s consumer inflation rate reached six percent in 2012, the State Statistics Agency said in its report made public on Thursday.
In the year under review, the country’s food prices grew by 5.3 percent and non-food prices increased by 3.5 percent, while the cost of paid services went up by 9.3 percent, the statistics underlined.
In the mean time, the average annual inflation rate (January-December 2012 as compared to the same period of the preceding year) amounted to 5.1 percent, the document wrote.
Proceeding from estimates, Kazakhstan’s inflation rate went up by 0.6 percent in December 2012, as compared to November, the State Statistics Service said.