"The situation in the first week of March is comparable to summer - the season of dropping prices," Deputy Minister of Economic Development Arkady Dvorkovich said.
In January-February, inflation amounted to 2.8% (in January - 1.8%, in February - 1%). In 2003, prices grew by 4.1% in the same months.
"Hence, 1.3% have been saved in two months," Mr. Dvorkovich summed up.
In his opinion, this gives ground to expect the inflation rate to remain within the projected 10% by the end of the year.