DUSHANBE, May 17, 2011, Asia-Plus  -- In Tajikistan, inflation for the first four months of this year has stood at 6.1 percent, according to the Agency for Statistics under the President of Tajikistan.

8.6 percent rise in prices of products of food industry has been reported in January-April and non-foodstuffs have risen in cost by 1.7 percent over the report period.  Prices and rates for services rendered to the population have risen 2.8 percent over the same four-month period.

The government expects the year-end inflation to stand at 7.0 percent in 2011.

In the meantime, the cost of the set of food products included in the consumer basket for actual consumption in prices as of the end of April 2011 was 125.00 somoni (equivalent to US$27.70) per one family member per month, and with the norm for a balanced diet it was 241.00 somoni (equivalent to some US$53.50), the Agency for Statistics reported.