"The April to March index of consumer prices of 0.9% is a very positive result and, I think, next month by month the inflation will be slowing down," Tymoshenko said.
She stated the deceleration of the inflation processes in Ukraine and said this be a sign of the downturn cooling.
At the same time, the foodstuff and non-alcoholic beverage prices in April rose by 1.2%; housing and public utility services by 0.2%; health care by 0.7%, and transport tariffs rose by 0.8%. In January-April 2009, inflation made up 6.9%.
In April 2009 over April 2008, the inflation rose by 15.6%.
As earlier reported, the inflation rate made 1.4% in March and 5.9% in January-March.
Over 2008, consumer prices rose by 22.3%. In 2007 inflation was 16.6% and 11.6% in 2006.
The Cabinet of Ministers forecast 9.5% inflation for 2009.
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