Stat. Inflation decreased to 10.1% in January. Cart has been updated

Inflation remains in double digits, but is losing momentum in the first month of the year. According to preliminary estimates published by ISTAT today The national consumer price index (INC) for society as a whole, total tobacco, registered a 0.2% month-on-month and 10.1% year-on-year increase, down sharply from +11.6% in December. . This decrease is mainly due to the change in the annual trend in the prices of regulated energy products, a decrease in tariffs from +70.2% to -10.9% and a decrease in non-regulated energy goods, including fuel (+63.3). % to +59.6%).

Earned inflation for 2023 (that is, the average increase that would occur if prices remained constant for the rest of the year) is +5.3% for the overall index.

The price dynamics of food products, household items and personal hygiene products known as “shopping carts” decreased by +12.2% compared to the previous month on an annual basis. On the contrary, there is an increase in high-frequency products (+8.5% to +9%). The prices of recreation, cultural and personal care services decreased year by year (+6.2% to +5.5%). The effects of these trends, the Statistics further show, are that of processed food products (+14.9% to +15.2%), non-durable goods (+6.1% to +6.8%) ) was partially compensated by the acceleration in prices. ) and housing related services (+2.1% to +3.2%).

The monthly increase in the general index (+0.2%), but mainly due to the prices of housing services (+1.6%), processed food products (+1.5%), durable and non-durable goods. (+0.8% for both).

The price trend in Italy is in line with that of Europe. Inflation in the euro zone is expected to be 8.5% in January According to Eurostat’s flash estimate, the unemployment rate decreased by 9.2% in December. Among the individual components, energy dominates (17.2% against 25.5% in December). Among the countries with the highest inflation are Latvia (21.6%), Estonia (18.8%) and Lithuania (18.4%). At the other end of the scale are Spain and Luxembourg (5.8%).

Estat basket: tours and sports technology. To calculate inflation, Istat changed the basket of consumer prices. This year, products representing the evolution of home consumption include sports doctor visits (freelance), smartphone repair and smart audio equipment. Products representing established consumption include tuna and farmed turbot, walkers and beauty massagers. The basket contains 1,885 primary products (1,772 in 2022) and allows for the calculation of Nic inflation (for the entire national community) and Foi inflation (for workers and working households). In 2023, the Institute of Statistics explains that the most relevant innovations are methodological in nature and related to the use of new techniques for the automatic entry of air transport prices (web scraping) and the use of the Igvia database for pharmaceutical products, which will increase the efficiency of the survey and these products. the accuracy of index assessments on Compared to the Nic index, the weighting of the sectors increases in 2023: Accommodation and food services (+1.9 percentage points), Housing, water, electricity and fuel (+0.8 percentage points) and Leisure, entertainment and culture (+0, 7 percentage points) ).

Re new sports medical examination (freelancer) regarding the regulations in force regarding the medical certificate for sports and non-competitive activities; smartphone repair An increasingly popular service is the new subclass of telephone or fax equipment repair. And they go inside smart audio equipment (In the Embedded Devices group): these are voice assistants that can be integrated through software into speakers and other smart devices that can interact with people by interpreting natural language. To increase the representativeness of the basket, among the products included are several types of organic fruits and vegetables and seedless grapes. As for clothing, the collection of women’s pants includes women’s leggings or jeggings in addition to other products.

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