INDEC: Inflation in January was 1.1 percent
February 16, 2013
The cost of living experienced a rise of 1.1 percent in January, the highest since February 2010, said Friday the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INDEC).
The item was most influenced by the rise Trans-ticket-train and bus, up 6.1 percent, while in contrast the clothing sector fell 4%.
The Leisure Sector, for the holidays, experienced an increase of 3.5 percent, followed by Health Care and Health Expenditure, 1.0, Household Equipment and Maintenance, 0.6, Education 0.5, Housing and Basic Services 0.2, Food and Beverages, 0.3.
Among the most significant rises were located bus tickets, with 22.1 percent; train tickets19.7, and plum tomatoes, 15.3.
By contrast, the products that dropped were pumpkin, with 28.2 percent; pepper, 22, and sweet potatoes, 9.4.
In one year, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) accumulated an increase of 11.1 percent, according to official statistics.
The January figure is the highest since February 2010, when the index rose 1.2 percent, and the second highest since the agency was intervened by Kirchner in 2007.