Prices, Istat: inflation never so high in Italy since 2012


“Energy goods continue to be the protagonists, contributing more than two percentage points to inflation and explaining a large part of the acceleration compared to September”, explains the National Institute of Statistics

Inflation never so high since 20212. This is indicated by Istat, which explains how inflation, which increased in October for the fourth consecutive month, went from a negative change recorded in December 2020 “to a growth of one an extent that had not been recorded since September 2012 (when it was equal to + 3.2%) “. Istat specifies that “energy goods continue to be the protagonists, contributing more than two percentage points to inflation and explaining a large part of the acceleration compared to September”. The inflation acquired for 2021 is equal to + 1.8% for the general index and + 0.8% for the core component.

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Istat also explains that the prices of food goods, for home and personal care (from + 0.9% to + 1.0%) and those of products with high purchasing frequency (from +2, 6% to + 3.1%). In detail, the growth in food prices is stable at + 1.0% (+ 0.3% compared to September) due to the prices of processed food (+ 1.0% as in the previous month; -0.1 % the economic situation), while the prices of unprocessed food slow down (from + 1.0% to + 0.8%; + 0.7% on a monthly basis).

The other sectors

In October, it is estimated that the national consumer price index for the entire community, gross of tobacco, will increase by 0.7% on a monthly basis and 3.0% on an annual basis (from + 2.5% of the previous month), the preliminary estimate was + 2.9% .. The further acceleration, on a trend basis, of inflation is largely due, also in October, to the prices of energy goods ( from + 20.2% in September to + 24.9%) both to those of the regulated component (from + 34.3% to + 42.3%) and to the prices of the non-regulated component (from + 13.3% to + 15.0%). The prices of transport services also accelerated compared to September, but to a lesser extent (from + 2.0% to + 2.4%).



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