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Tunisia: Inflation still on downward trend of 2015

Analyzing the behavior of inflation at the beginning of 2016, the Executive Board of Tunisia’s Central Bank (BCT), which met on Tuesday in Tunis, actually announced good news for consumers.

“The evolution of the consumer price index, year on year, continued in January 2016, the downward trend that began in mid-2015, reaching 3.5% against 4.1% in December 2015 and 5.5% in January 2015, “said a statement of BCT published on Wednesday.

Further analyzing this figure, it is noted that inflation was higher in products excluding fresh and regulated ones and less significant in free products.

Regarding core inflation, the rate of changes in product prices excluding fresh and regulated products experienced a slight relaxation (5.4% in the month of January 2016 against 5.5% in December 2015). “


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