January 25, 2021

Inflation accelerates one tenth in September to 2.3% for energy

Inflation accelerates one tenth in September to 2.3% for energy


The consumer price index (CPI) registered a year-on-year growth of 2.3% in September, one tenth of a percentage point higher than the rate recorded in August, due to the high cost of electricity and, to a lesser extent, of heating oil.

With the data published today by the National Institute of Statistics (INE), which raised a tenth the advanced on September 28, inflation adds 25 consecutive months in positive, the last five growing above 2%.

Regarding the monthly evolution, the CPI registered an advance of 0.2%, driven by the cost of clothing and footwear, electricity and diesel, and fuels and vehicles.

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