MOSCOW, Sep 4 (PRIME) -- RussiaТs consumer price deflation was again registered at 0.1% from September 3 till Monday, and inflation reached 2.3% since January 1, the Federal State Statistics Service said on Wednesday.
Sugar prices fell 1.6%, sunflower oil 0.2%, fruit and vegetable prices fell 2.7% on average. Onions deflated 5.6%, carrots and potatoes 5.4%, tomatoes 3.7%.
Prices for cucumbers added 3.4%. Pasteurized milk, eggs, buckwheat prices rose 0.4%, while beef, butter, rice, macaroni and caramel prices increased 0.2%.
Gasoline and diesel fuel prices remained unchanged.
The Economic Development Ministry forecasts 3.8% inflation in 2019.