As reported by the central bank, prices in October shot up 1.7%
Sectors with the most rapid acceleration included education services at 3.5% and food and beverages at 1.7%
The BCV report states that accumulated inflation stands at 13.4%, the lowest level ever since the indicator started to be tracked, taking into account the whole country.
Likewise, based on the report, prices advanced 17.9% on an annualized basis. In this way, inflation for this year is expected to end behind the goal set in the domestic budget between 20% and 22%.
By October of last year, annualized inflation hit 26.9%, whereas accumulated inflation stood at 22.7%.
A breakdown of sectors found that education services sped up the most at 3.5%. Food and non-alcoholic beverages, with the highest profile in the index, gained 2.6% in October.
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