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Tunisia: consumer price index posts slight increase in May

The consumer price index (CPI) posted a slight increase of 0.2% last May, compared with a 0.8% rise last April, said the National Institute of Statistics (INS) in its newsletter.

This rise is mainly attributed to the increase in clothing and footwear prices (1.1%), especially summer footwear (1.5%) and prices of fabrics (1.2%) and summer clothes (1%).

The rise also involves transport (0.6%) as a result of increasing prices of cars (1.2%) and the cost of their use.

In the sector of leisure and culture, prices increased by 0.6% as a result of the rise in prices of leisure services (1.3%) and in cultural and leisure equipment (1%).

However, prices of foodstuff and beverages fell 0.4% as a result of the decline in prices of fresh vegetables (2.7%), eggs, meat and poultry (0.4%) and vegetable oil (0.4%).


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