In January 2003, the average inflation rate in Russia amounted to 2.4 percent. According to the data of the Russian State Statistics Committee, the average daily price growth was 0.077 percent in the reported period, as compared to 0.098 percent in January 2002.
The most considerable advance was registered in prices for paid services to citizens. It reached 4.4 percent. Food prices gained 2.5 percent last month, including by 1.3 percent for fruit and vegetables. Non-food prices went up 1.1 percent.
For the time being, one needs to finish the construction of the section that is 100 kilometres long. On October 17, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in an interview with RND that the project would be completed