MOSCOW, January 16 /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s consumer inflation rate picked up the pace of 0.3 percent in the period from January 1 through January 13, 2014, the Russian State Statistics Service says in its regular report, adding that the indicator equaled to the figures of the same period of 2013.
In the period under review, the prices for commercial quality vodka grew by 1.5 percent, the statistics says. Besides, the prices of lamb, milk, cottage cheese, butter and cheese edged up by 0.3-0.6 percent.
Simultaneously, average prices of eggs dropped by 1.4 percent over the week. In addition, the prices of granulated sugar went down by 0.4 percent and prices of vermicelli slid down by 0.2 percent.
On January 1 - January 13, prices of fruit and vegetables increased by 2.4 percent on average across the country, while the prices of tomatoes and cucumbers skyrocketed by 7.4 and 6.7 percent respectively, and the prices of potato, onions and cabbage - grew by 3.0-4.0 percent.
In the designated period, the Russian State Statistics Service registered 0.1-percent decline in the petrol prices and 0.3-percent jump in the diesel fuel average price.
Moreover, the Statistics Service also registered considerable growth of prices for metro tickets (4.3 percent growth) and hike in prices for municipal transport tickets - by 1.2-1.4 percent on average across the country.