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.