Prices rise in Catalonia in October
Catalonia saw its prices rise by 8 decimals in October, contributing to an annual inflation rate of 2.6%. Prices for apparel and footwear rose by 10.4 points in Catalonia, playing a heavy role in the overall increase of prices.
Barcelona (ACN).- Prices in October rose by 8 decimals in Catalonia, contributing to an annual inflation of 2.6%. This is 2 decimals higher than in September, according to the Spanish Statistics Institute. The monthly figure compares with that of the entire Spain, which experienced a 0.9% rise from September to October. Annual variation rates were 3 decimals higher in Catalonia than the Spanish average. Prices for apparel and footwear rose by 10.4 points in Catalonia, playing a heavy role in the overall increase of prices.
The Spain\u2019s subjacent inflation rate, which does not include the price of fresh foods or energy products such as petroleum, did not change from September\u2019s rate or 1.1%.
Regarding provinces, Lleida experienced the most significant increase, with prices rising by 1 point overall. Annual variation rose to 2.7%, which puts Lleida in second after Girona\u2019s rate of 2.9%. Barcelona recorded 2.5% and Tarragona, 2.4%.
Regarding monthly variation, the provinces that experienced the most significant increases after Lleida are Girona (0.9%) and Barcelona (0.8%) and Tarragona (0.6%.