Mexico City / 22.07.2021 08:27:58
In the first half of July 2021, the National Consumer Price Index (INPC) registered an increase of 0.37 percent compared to the immediately previous fortnight; With this result, annual inflation was 5.75 percent, the highest rate for the same period since 2017, reported the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi).
The products and services that increased in price and had the greatest impact on biweekly inflation were: domestic gas LP; corn tortilla; services in lunch boxes, inns, torterías and taquerías; onion; beef; restaurants and the like; automobiles; package tourism services; packaged soft drinks; and the zucchini.
This was partially offset by lower prices in the egg; grape; green tomato; melon; women’s blouses and shirts; dresses, skirts and pants for girls; low octane gasoline; lemon; papaya; and avocado.
Inside the INPC, the underlying price index (excludes prices of more volatile goods and services, such as agriculture and energy) presented an increase of 0.31 percent biweekly and 4.64 percent annually; for its part, the non-core price index rose 0.55 percent biweekly and 9.24 percent annually.
The price index of the minimum consumption basket registered a fortnightly increase of 0.43 percent and 6.77 percent annually; In the same period of 2020, the corresponding figures were 0.47 and 3.91 percent, respectively.