MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The country’s 49-percent inflation rate last year (compared to 12.1 percent in 2014) was outdone only by Venezuela, who failed to submit official data after its leader declared an emergency triggered by falling oil prices.
Conflict-torn South Sudan (41.10 percent), Syria (33.60 percent) and Yemen (30 percent) fared slightly better than the Eastern European nation, whose economy has been ravaged by a two-year war between government and pro-independence forces.
Sweden was the only country with unchanged year-on-year consumer prices.
Russia, plagued by plummeting oil prices and Western economic sanctions, ranked 216th with 15.3 percent annual inflation. The United States ranked 43rd in the rating with consumer prices growing by 0.2 percent.