MOSCOW, January 21 (RIA Novosti) - Inflation in
Russia has been 1.2% so far this year, against 1.8% for the
same period last year, the Federal Statistics Service said
Between January 13 and January 19 consumer prices
increased 0.4%. According to government officials and experts,
inflation for the whole of January is expected to be lower than
in January 2008 but could rise in February.
Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said Monday that Russian
consumer prices could grow 13% in 2009.
In 2008, Russia's inflation reached 13.3%, according to
the Federal Statistics Service.