ArmInfo. In September 2018, inflation at 0.3% was recorded in the consumer market of Armenia, which due to the rise in price of food and non-food products by 1.1% and 0.4%, respectively, with a decrease in tariffs for services by 0.6%. In the capital, consumer prices rose in September by 0.7%.
In January-September 2018, a deflation of 0.8% caused a drop in the price of food products by 3%, while non-food prices rose by 1.4% and tariffs on services increased by 0.7%. As reported by ArmInfo in the RA Committee, the average monthly decline in consumer prices in January- September 2018 was 0.1%, against a decline of 0.2% a year earlier. In January-September 2018 compared with January-September 2017, inflation was recorded at a consumption of 2.6% due to the rise in prices for food products by 2.6%, non-food products - by 4.8% and increase in tariffs for services by 1.3% . In September 2018, compared with September 2017, a similar picture was observed: 3.5% inflation on consumer demand was provoked by food prices that rose by 5.3%, non-food prices - by 3.9%, and service tariffs increased by 0.7%. It should be noted that inflation in Armenia in September 2017 was recorded at 0.2% due to the rise in prices non-food products by 1.3%, while tariffs for services decreased by 0.4% and food prices remained unchanged. In the capital, consumer prices rose in September 2017 by 0.4%. In January-September 2017, a deflation of 1.7% was due to the reduction in the price of food products by 2.9% and non-food products by 0.8%, while tariffs for services decreased by 0.6%. The average monthly decline in consumer prices in January-September 2017 was 0.2%, against a decline of 0.4% a year earlier. In January-September 2017 compared with January-September 2016, inflation was 0.6% due to the rise in price of food products by 3.8%, while non-food products became cheaper by 2.6% and tariffs for services decreased by 1.4%. In September 2017 compared to September 2016, 1% inflation in the consumer market was provoked by 3% more expensive food products, while non-food products became cheaper by 0.7% and service tariffs decreased by 0.5%.