San Sebastián, (EFE).- Interannual inflation in the Basque Country in January rose two tenths to 5.6%, mainly due to higher fuel prices, while prices fell 0.2% compared to the month former.
According to the data published this Wednesday by the National Institute of Statistics (INE), the interannual rate for December represents an increase of two tenths compared to that of January, which stood at 5.4%.
Compared to the Transport group that has marked the rise, the sectors that have thrown down have been Housing, which includes electricity, and the moderation of one tenth in the rise in food and non-alcoholic beverages.
Gipuzkoa leads the rebound
By province, Álava registered an interannual CPI of 5.3%, while in Bizkaia it was 5.6% and in Gipuzkoa 5.9%.
Compared to last January, the CPI fell by 0.1 in Álava, 0.3 in Bizkaia and 0.1 in Gipuzkoa.
By sectors, the interannual CPI rose 15.0% in Food and non-alcoholic beverages (15.1% the previous month), 7.7% in Household goods, 7.4% in Alcoholic beverages and tobacco and 6. 5% in Hotels, cafes and restaurants.
To a lesser extent, prices increased in Transport 5.7% (December data was 3%), Others (5.3%), Clothing and Footwear (3.2%), Leisure and Culture Education (1.9 %) and Medicine (1.6%).
In Spain as a whole, year-on-year inflation also rose two tenths and stood at 5.9% while the CPI 0.2% compared to that registered in January.
Basque Country below average
The CPI for Castilla La Mancha and Melilla (6.9%), Extremadura and Ceuta (6.6%), Castilla y León (6.5%), Galicia, Navarra (6.4%), the Canary Islands, Andalusia, Murcia and La Rioja (6.2%) Asturias (6.1%).
Aragon (5.8%), Cantabria, the Balearic Islands and the Valencian Community (5.7%), the Basque Country 5.6% and Madrid and Catalonia (5.3%).