After a seasonal decline in the general price level in June and July, inflation in the consumer sector of Uzbekistan amounted 0.5% in August according to the State Statistics Committee.
Since the beginning of this year, the increase in prices in the consumer sector amounted to 4.8% with
an average monthly value of 0.6%. In annual terms, the CPI growth reached 11.1%.
In August 2020, goods and services increased on average by 0.5% per month, in August 2019 - by 2.9%.
In January-August 2020, the consolidated CPI grew by 4.8% with an average monthly value of 0.6%, in the same period of 2019 - 8.2% with an average monthly value of 1.0%.
The annual consolidated CPI in August 2020 reached 11.7%, in August 2019 -16.5%.
The increase in the CPI for food products in August this year for the month amounted to 0.7%. In August
2020, this indicator was 0.3%, and in August 2019, the increase in this indicator was more pronounced and
The growth in the annual CPI in this group in August 2021 was 15.5%. This is, respectively, 1.3 and 4.2 points lower than the same indicator for August 2020 and 2019.
In general, in the first eight months of 2021, food prices increased by 5.4%, which is 0.2 points higher than in the corresponding period of 2020, and 1.5 points lower than in January-August 2019.
The CPI growth for non-food products in August this year amounted to 0.6% over the month. This is 0.2 and 1.5 points lower than the same indicator, respectively, in August 2020 and 2019.
The growth in the annual CPI in this group in August 2021 reached 8.0%, which is equivalent to the indicator for August last year, and is 3.5 points lower than in August 2019.
Compare to December 2020, non-food products became more expensive by 4.2%, which is 0.7 points lower than in January-August last year and 3.6 points lower than in the same period in 2019.