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Tunisia: inflation rises to 5% in first 10 months of 2015

The Executive Board of the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT) noted, at its meeting on November 30, the increase in the general consumer price index which reached 4.6% in annual shift during the month of October 2015 against 4.2% in September.

Thus, the average inflation rate over the first ten months of the year stood at 5% against 4.9% for the same period of 2015.

This rise is mainly due to higher prices of manufactured products (5.3% against 4.1%), including clothing and footwear (7.3% against 6.7%) and prices of other controlled manufactured products (6.5% against 0, 1%), particularly those of tobacco (15.3% against stagnation in 2014), the bank said in a statement.

In terms of core inflation, the BCT noted the rise in prices of goods excluding fresh and controlled that has continue, i.e. a rate of 5.6% for the second consecutive month.

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