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Russian Weekly Consumer Prices Advance 0.2%, Fastest Since May

November 02, 2011

Nov. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Russian consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in the seven days ending Oct. 31, the biggest weekly climb since May, the Federal Statistics Service said.

Prices for frozen fish jumped 0.6 percent, eggs rose 0.4 percent and milk grew 0.3 percent in the period, the Moscow- based service said today in an e-mailed statement. Gasoline and diesel costs gained 0.2 percent and 1.1 percent, respectively, the data show.

Year-to-date inflation advanced to 5.1 percent, compared with a 6.8 percent rise in the same period last year, the service said.

--Editor: Paul Abelsky

To contact the reporter on this story: Scott Rose in Moscow at rrose10@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Balazs Penz at bpenz@bloomberg.net


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