The inflation rate rose slightly to 6.3% in April, compared to 6.2% in March and 5.8% in February 2020, according to figures released Tuesday evening by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).
This increase is mainly due to the acceleration in the rate of growth of food prices to +6.2% compared to +5.1% last month.
This rise is explained by the increase in fruit prices by +13.6%, fish by +11.1%, vegetables by +9.9% and jams, honey, chocolate and confectionery by +8.8%.
On the other hand, olive oil prices fell by -13.6% year-on-year.
Year-on-year, prices of manufactured goods went up 7.6% in April due to the increase in prices of household cleaning products +7.7% and hygiene and personal care products by +10.1%.
Core inflation (excluding food and energy) remained stable at 7.0%, compared with 6.9% in March and 6.8% in February 2020. Prices of free (non-administered) products rose by 6.5% against 5.5% for administered prices.
For free food products, they grew 7.1% compared to 1.8% for administered food products.