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Tunisia: inflation rises slightly to 9.2% in October

Inflation rose slightly to 9.2% in October, from 9.1% in September, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) announced on Saturday.

The institute points out that food prices rose by 12.9% year-on-year. This increase is mainly due to the rise in prices of eggs by 33.3%, sheep meat by 21.1%, edible oils by 20.8%, fresh vegetables by 18.5%, beef by 15.1% and poultry meat by 15%.

As for manufactured goods and services, they went up 9.6% due to higher prices of building materials, up 10.3%, clothing products (+9.7%) and products for routine household maintenance (+ 9.4%).

For services, the price increase reached 6.2% in one year, explained by the rise in prices of restaurants, cafes and hotels services by 9.6%.

On the other hand, core inflation rate (excluding food and energy) went up to 7.4% from 7.3% the previous month. Prices of free goods (non-regulated) rose by 10.3% year-on-year.

Prices of regulated products grew 6%, while free food products rose by 15.3% compared to 0.5% for regulated food products.

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