In 2015 inflation in Crimea was higher than anywhere else in Russia at 26.4%. Meanwhile the average inflation in Russia was 12.9%, reports Russian Ministry of Economic Development.
“In regions of Russian Federation the increased of prices in December year-on-year was from 10.3% to 17.5%, except for Crimea. In Crimea prices increased by 26.4%,” says the official statement.
Overall in 2015 consumer prices index increased in Russia to 12.9% from 11.4% in 2014. In the past two years inflation increased twofold from 6.4% on average in 2011-2013.