After an increase in the last four months, Tunisia’s inflation rate stagnated perfectly in February to stand at 4.6%, according to figures published by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).
This stability is due to the stagnation of the rate of increase in prices between January and February 2017 compared to the same period a year earlier.
Food and beverages group prices rose by 4.9% year-on-year during the month of February, according to INS. Indeed, vegetable prices rose by 12.8% while prices of vegetable oils and fish grew by 12.7% and 8%, respectively. By contrast, meat prices were down 0.4% year-on-year.
Clothing and footwear prices were up 6.2% compared with February 2016, as a result of higher prices for footwear (+ 6.2%), fabrics (+ 1.7%) and accessories (+ 9.2%).