In August 2021, the inflation rated drooped to 6.2% after the sharp increase last month (from 5.7% in June to 6.4% in July 2021), this slight drop is due to the deceleration of the rate of price increase between July and August of this year opposed to the same period of last year, note on the evolution of consumer prices published by the National Institute of Statistics (INS) reads. Food prices grew last August, according to the institute.
4% over one year. This rate is demonstrated by the rise in the prices of poultry by 21.0%, fresh vegetables by 21.3%, edible oils by 17.5% (olive oil 19.2%), eggs by 16, 0% and 11.5% fresh fish.
Year on year, the prices of produced goods increased, according to statistical data, by 5.7% due to the hike in the prices of pharmaceuticals by 8.6%, building materials by 13.0%, clothing products by 7.5% and routine household cleaning products by 6.0%.
For services, prices grew by 4.3% year on year due to the increase in prices of restaurant, cafe and hotel services by 6.9%, health services by 5.9% and rents by 4, 6%, indicates the note of the INS. Nevertheless, the core inflation rate (excluding food and energy) dropped to 5.9% from 6.1% in July. The prices of free (unframed) products grew by 6.0% (against 6.1% in July). Controlled prices increased by 6.6% (against 7.7% in July). Free food products increased by 8.0% against 4.7% for food products at regulated prices.