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Tunisia: Consumer price index posts slight increase in May 2013-

The price index for domestic consumption posted an increase of 0.1% in May 2013 compared to last April.

According to National Statistics Institute (INS), this increase is due to the rise in transportation fares (1.2%).

It also resulted from the increase in the index of the clothing and footwear group especially since shoe prices went up by 1.3% and those of fabrics grew 1.2%.

For its part, the “furniture and household equipment” group increased by 0.8% as a result of higher prices of housing and maintenance services (+1.3%), household equipment (0.7 %) and kitchen utensils (+0.4%).

However, the “food and beverage” group index fell by 0.6% in May, compared to April due to the decrease in prices of several food products.

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