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Inflation in 2021 did not exceed 10%

In Uzbekistan, prices in the consumer sector in 2021 increased by an average of 9.98%. This was announced by the  State Statistics Committee of the republic. For comparison: last year the indicator was at the level of 11.14%, and in 2019 – 15.2%. 

Inflation of 9.98% is in line with the scenario of the Central Bank, which forecasted inflation of up to 10%. 

In general, in 2021, food prices increased the most – by 13%. Non-food products and services increased over the year by 7.8% and 7.7%, respectively. 

Among food products, the Top 3 leaders in terms of growth included sunflower (33.2%) and cottonseed oil (29.5%) and sugar (25.4%). Among non-food products, the cost of gasoline increased above the average (1.6 times). The price of cold water supply and sewerage services increased by the same amount.