AI 76 grows most expensive in April 2008

The Federal State Statistics Service came up with the data on the consumer price index in April 2008. The nonfood item indices came to 100.5% on average (the indices for textiles, clothes and linen, knitwear, footwear, cleaning chemicals and laundry detergents, tobacco products, consumer electronics and home appliances, TV and radio sets, building materials, car petrol, and medicines exceeded the figures for March 2008 by .5%, .6%, .7%, .5%, 1.8%, .8%, .4%, .2%, 1.3%, 4.3%, and .8%, respectively). AI 76 (AI 80) gasoline and diesel fuel grew most expensive in April 2008, as their prices went up by 5.3% and 4.6%, respectively.

In addition, certain types of building materials grew costlier quite rapidly as well. For one, rubberoid, asbestos slate, cement, timber, and red brick became 2% to 2.9% more expensive last month.

As for medicines, ampicillin, cockspur tincture, and pancreatine went up by 3.4%, 2.1%, and 1.9%, respectively.

Apart from that, gold jewelry is now 3.1% more costly, while certain items of men’s and women’s spring time clothing, children’s summer shoes and rubber boots, perfumes and cosmetics, cleaning chemicals, and gardening soil prices increased by 1.6% to 2.6% in April 2008.

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