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Tunisia: consumer price index up 1.1% in October

The Consumer Price Index posted a rise of 1.1% last October, compared with September, the National Statistics Institute (NSI) said.

The index recorded the highest monthly increase for the whole year so far, NSI specified in a statement released on Thursday.

This increase is due to the 1.5% growth of the foodstuff basket, in view notably of the rise in the prices of eggs (15.9%), meat (2.9%), vegetables (1.7%), cooking oil (1%) and tobacco (9.8%).

The increase in private education spending (7.5%) prompted a 5.6% rise in the education sector’s price index.

Prices of clothes and footwear were up 1.8%, as the summer sales season ended and winter prices stand high.

NSI registered a 4.5 pct growth last month, compared with the same period last year. This growth caused foodstuff prices to go upward by 5.1% and tobacco by 9.8%.

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