The Central Bank expects the introduction of market prices in the current year.
In connection with the cheaper gas on the spot market in the EU, it is expected that the gas tariffs for population will reach import parity in the current year. The forecast contained in Inflation report National Bank.
As noted in the report, it will give the possibility to implement mechanisms of market pricing for gas for the population in the short term.
“Domestic gas tariffs for population will reach import parity in 2019 and in the future will be determined primarily by the dynamics of world prices and the exchange rate of the hryvnia,” – noted in the document.
NBU also revised the forecast increase in administratively regulated prices in 2020-2021 years to 9.9% and 9.7%, respectively (11.1% and 10.3% in the previous forecast) due to Niscemi world prices for gas in the hryvnia equivalent, which will determine domestic gas tariffs for the population and dependence on centralized heating and hot water.
According to the forecast, the NBU in the current year, administrative prices will rise by 13.9%.
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