Inflation continues to rise | Telesambre

Inflation continues to rise | Telesambre
Inflation continues to rise | Telesambre

Inflation according to the harmonized consumer price index (HICP) reached 4.9% in April, compared to 3.8% in March and 3.6% in February, the Belgian office announced on Wednesday. of Statbel statistics.

Underlying inflation, which does not take into account changes in the prices of energy products and unprocessed food products, was on the other hand established at 3.7%, down slightly compared to March (3, 9%). Food inflation continued to slow, reaching 1.5% in April, after peaking at 20.3% in March 2023.
Electricity prices increased by 1.9% over one year, while those of natural gas jumped by 86.5%.
In April, the main price increases concerned natural gas, tobacco, heating oil and vehicle repairs and maintenance. Conversely, dairy products, bread and cereals, vehicle purchases, electricity, furniture, fuel, clothing and household appliances had the most significant negative impact on inflation.
The European statistical office Eurostat will publish on Friday the HICP for the countries of the European Union for the month of April.

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