The numbers of the UMET

“The inflation of the workers was located in the 2.9 percent in August, same figure as in July, “reported the Workers’ Statistical Institute that depends on the UMET. So far this year, the index accumulates 32.2 percent and in the last twelve months it reaches 51.9 percent.

“As a positive data, the significant slowdown in food and beverage prices, which climbed 1.9 percent in August. This is the lowest record in more than a year, since June 2020. The reasons for this moderation are basically due to three items: meats, which stabilized their price after the partial closure of exports together with the slower rate of devaluation of the peso and a certain decline in the rise in international prices, fruits and vegetables. In these last two cases, the casualties are more for seasonal reasons than anything else, “the report details. twelve months, food accumulates a rise of 53.8 percent, above the general level.

Outside of food, most divisions posted increases of more than 3 percent per month in August. Communications stood out with 6.7 percent due to increases in cell phone services, while clothing and footwear rose 5.8 percent, for seasonal reasons associated with the beginning of the spring-summer season.

Recreation and culture rose 4.5 percent, due to increases of 16.2 percent in cable TV. Home equipment and maintenance advanced 4.0 percent due to domestic service, furniture and cleaning products. By health was below the general level, with 2.7 percent in the month, due to the increase in prepaid fees. Transportation increased 2.4 percent for zero kilometer cars, oils and lubricants and CNG, while housing increased 1 percent.

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