Madrid, Oct 14 (EFE) .- Spanish inflation shot up to 4% year-on-year (last twelve months) last September, seven tenths more than in August and the highest level in thirteen years, driven by the rise in electricity prices and fuel.
The National Institute of Statistics confirmed this Thursday the data of the advanced consumer price index a few weeks ago, which consolidates the acceleration of inflation in its seventh consecutive month on the rise.
Among the factors that most influence this rebound is the rise in electricity, which has raised the prices of the housing group to 14.5% compared to September 2020 -three points more than in August-, an advance to which The increases in heating oil and gas, which fell last year, also contribute.
The leisure and culture sector stood at 0.9% year-on-year last month, one and a half points more than in August, due to the fact that tourist packages fell less this year than last.
Along with this, the rise in transport prices also pushed up -9.8%, one point more than in August-, derived from the rise in fuel and lubricant prices, which fell last year, and despite the decrease in other services for the liberation of some sections of highway, which stopped charging tolls for circulating.
On the contrary, inflation of food and non-alcoholic beverages fell one tenth, to 1.8%, due to lower prices of fruits and lower prices of legumes and vegetables.
Once the most volatile elements, unprocessed food and energy products, were removed from the index, core inflation stood at 1%, three tenths more than in August.
The harmonized consumer price index, which measures the evolution with the same method throughout the euro zone, stood at 4% year-on-year, seven tenths more than in August, and 1.1% per month.
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