Tariffs for housing and communal services have become the leader in the price rally in Uzbekistan over 8 months of 2018. Compared to August 2018, they grew by almost a third, or 29.6%.
The report noted that according to the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of July 30, 2019 On changing prices and tariffs for fuel and energy resources, increased tariffs for electricity and gas for residential consumers were introduced. Electricity tariffs increased by 18.0%, network gas by 18.8%, liquefied natural gas by 17.9%. Based on decisions of local authorities, tariffs for cold water supply and sewerage increased in almost all regions. On average, tariffs for these types of services in the country increased by 8.2%. The increase in tariffs for hot water and heating services on average in the republic amounted to 9.0% and 9.5%.
In addition to tariffs for housing and communal services, the cost of education services increased by 21.7%, the cost of maintaining children in preschool educational institutions by 20.5%, and the cost of household services by 17.6%, the message of the statistics agency noted.
In terms of tariff growth, the service sector moved to second place after rising food prices. Official statistics recorded that in annual terms, from August 2019 compared to August 2018, food products became more expensive by 19.7%, non-food products by 11.5%, services by 18.6%. Similar indicators in August 2018 were 15.4%, 18.1% and 10.9%, respectively.
Reported by News of Uzbekistan.