The inflation rate, the year-on-year rise in consumer price index, in Tunisia reached 5.7% in April 2012, compared with 5.4% last March and 5.7% last February, according to figures published, Monday, by the National Statistics Institute (INS).
This annual increase resulted from the rise in the prices of clothing and footwear (+7.7%) by the end of winter sales, as well as of foodstuffs and beverages (+8.2%).
As for the family consumption price index for the April, it went up by 0.8% compared with March 2012, due to the rise in the index of foodstuffs and beverages (+0.6%), following the increase in prices of eggs (+ 6.5%), fresh vegetables(+3.6%), fruit (+1.4%) and fish (+0.6%), said the INS.
The clothing and footwear sectors also posted a significant growth of 5.9% at the end of the winter sales, with footwear prices increasing by 7.1%, clothing up 5.7% and fabrics up 3.7%.
Prices of catering and hotel business services rose 0.9% as a result of the increase recorded in the prices of restaurant and café services (0.9%) and hotel trade services (0.8%).
However, a decline was recorded in the prices of meat, more particularly poultry (-4.3%), beef (-1.5%) and sheep meat (-1.5%) and cooking oils (-0.3%).