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Ukraine Price Inflation Hits 20-Year High in 2015 of 43.3%

That's on top of 25.9% in 2014

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Items most hard hit included natural gas, heating, and vegetables

New figures from the state statistics office show inflation in Ukraine reached a 20-year high of 43.3% in 2015.

That represents an increase of nearly 20% on 2014's figure of 24.9%.

Items which saw the biggest jumps include gas, which rose in price nearly four times, hot water and heating, whose prices increased by nearly 80% and vegetables, which were almost 70% more expensive in 2015 than they were in 2014. In annual terms, no goods saw price falls between the two years. 

Ukraine's state statistics service says the figures do not include the Russian-annexed Crimean peninsula or parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of east Ukraine which are occupied by Russian-backed militants.


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