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Tunisia: inflation rate reaches 7.1% in February

The inflation rate reached 7.1% against 6.9% recorded the previous month, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) announced Monday.

This resurgence comes from the acceleration of the prices of the clothing and footwear group (6.9% against 5.9%) and the transport group (9.5% against 8.7%)
In February 2018, food prices dropped by 7.7% over one year (7.9% in January). This rate of 7.7% is explained by the increase in fruit prices by 20.6%, fish by 8.2% and meat by 8.0%.
Excluding fresh produce, food prices are up 7.2%over one year.

Over one year, service prices stabilized at 4.4%. Prices for health services are up 7.2%. Rent prices rise by 4.2%. On the other hand, the prices of transport services stabilize over one year at 1.3%.
In addition, core inflation (all excluding food and beverages and excluding energy) stood at 7.0% compared to 6.6% in January 2018.

Free product prices (no administered) grew by 7.8% compared with 4.6% for administered prices.

Free food products increased by 8.7% compared to 2.2% for administered products.


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