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Inflation rate in Catalonia falls to 0.8% in July

Decline due to falls in prices of fuel and housing, including supplies

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13 August 2020 10:04 AM

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ACN | Barcelona

Prices fell in Catalonia by 0.2% last month and stood at -0.8% in July compared to the same month in 2019. 

The figures are according to data published this Thursday by the National Statistics Institute (INE). 

The rate of change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in the country is down to the changes in the prices of fuels and housing (including supplies), which in July recorded drops of -5.1% and -3.8%, respectively. 

The products that increased in price the most was food (+2.3%), education (+1.1%,) and fashion and footwear (+1.1%). 

Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 crisis, Catalonia has accumulated four consecutive months of deflation. Statewide, the CPI fell three-tenths of a percentage point in July, to -0.6%.

The CPI of the province of Barcelona fell three-tenths of a percent in July, placing year-on-year variation in prices at -0.7%.

In Girona, the inflation rate fell to 1.1%, predominantly due to housing and fuel like the rest of Catalonia.

Lleida also saw similar drops, with a fall in pricing of two-tenths of a percentage leaving the CPI standing at -0.8%.

The fall in the Tarragona province was shorter, just -0.1%, but it has now left the inflation rate at -1.3%. 

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