This is the advance data, which must be confirmed on October 13. Core inflation, on the other hand, has dropped three tenths, and stands at 5.8%.
Consumer prices rose by 3.5% in the annual rate in September (an increase of 0.2% in the monthly rate), due to the rise in electricity and fuel prices.
Faced with this, the annual rate of underlying inflation – the general index without food or energy products – has decreased three tenths, to 5.8%, according to data from the Consumer Price Index (CPI) released this Thursday by the Institute. National Statistics Office (INE). The final CPI data for September will be known on October 13.
The evolution of the general index, explains the INE, has been mainly due to the increase in electricity prices, which decreased in September 2022. Also notable, although to a lesser extent, is the increase in fuel prices, compared to the decrease recorded. in September of the previous year.
This is the third consecutive month of increase in the year-on-year rate of inflation and the largest increase in a single month since June 2022.
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