Food purchasing power of households increased in rural and urban a reason a month-on-month basis by 3.3% and 4.0%, respectively.
The inflation rate in was 3.3% in August. Month-on-month food prices increased by 0.7% from July to August. Although the gasoline price dropped by 3.9% from July to
August, partially offsetting the increase of 2.8% recorded a month before, the yearly increase remained high between 8.1% in July and 7.8% in August.