The inflation rate stood at 7.5%, for the month of December 2018 and for the whole of 2018, compared to 6.4% in 2017, 4.2% in 2016 and 4.1% in 2015, according to the base year 2010.
According to the final results of the consumer price survey of December 2018, published last Friday by the INS, the inflation rate has seen successive increases ranging from 6.9% in January 2018, to 7.8 % in June, followed by stability at 7.4% during the period from September to November 2018, to reach the 7.5% level in December 2018.
Core inflation rate “excluding food and beverages and excluding energy” stood at a level of 8%.
Prices for free products (non-administered) rose by 8.3% over one year, compared with 4.9% for administered prices.
Prices of free food products grew 6.9%, compared to 2.3% for administered products.