The inflation rate rose again in November 2012, reaching 5.5%, against 5.3% in October of the same year, according to the latest statistics published by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).
This increase resulted primarily from the rise in the group “food and beverages” (+0.8%), compared with October 2012.
The group of “restaurants and hotel services” also grew by 0.5% and “clothing and footwear” prices increased by 2.2%.
Excluding food and energy, the inflation rate for November was 4.1%.
Regarding the monthly change in the consumer price index for the month of November 2012, it increased by 0.6% compared to its level in October of the same year.
This growth, according to the INS, resulted from the increase in the level of the index of the “food and beverages (0.8%) group, marked by a continuous rise in the prices of most of the food products, except those of meat, chickens and eggs.
Regarding the group “clothing and footwear,” it posted an increase of 2.2%, due to higher prices of footwear (2.7%) and winter clothing (2.2% ) and clothing accessories (1.3%).
In the same context, the group furnishing and household equipment rose 0.4%, due to higher prices of curtains and fabrics (0.9%), cooking utensils (0.5%) and furniture (0.4%).