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Tunisia: 5.1% inflation for producer prices

The rate of inflation for producer prices reached 5.1% in August 2015 compared to July, according to figures released by the National Statistics Institute (INS).

The INS explains this shift in inflation at the level of production by a 5.2% inflation in manufacturing industry prices as a result of a 16.5% increase in prices of chemical industries, a 5.5% increase in prices in building materials, ceramics and glass industries and a 2.4% rise in prices of agricultural and food industries.

This, plus the 4.4% increase in energy prices, the 10.1% rise in phosphate prices and the 10.5 growth in prices of mining products.

The INS also indicates that the monthly producer prices index had already increased by 0.2% in July 2015.

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