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Inflation slows, prices down on a monthly basis for the first time since September 2021

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Inflation slows, prices down on a monthly basis for the first time since September 2021

MILANO – A little shot in the arm in April on the inflation front. In April, according to data fromState, prices recorded a decrease of 0.1% on a monthly basis and an increase of 6% on an annual basis, from 6.5% in the previous month. Numbers down with respect to the estimates published at the end of April, with which Istat had noted a growth of 0.2% on a monthly basis and 6.2% on an annual basis.

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by Vittoria Puledda, Raffaele Ricciardi

09 April 2022

“The final estimate of April accentuates the slowdown in inflation recorded by preliminary data. This trend is mainly attributable to the inclusion of the energy bonus (electricity and gas) in the calculation of consumer price indices, made possible by the availability of estimates on the audience of beneficiaries (extended from 1 April to include about 5 million households, 3 for the electricity bonus and 2 for the gas bonus, with retroactive effect from 1 January 2022) “, writes Istat. “Inflationary tensions, however, continue to spread to other product sectors, such as durable and non-durable goods, services relating to transport and processed food, with the increase in the prices of the so-called” shopping cart “which reaches +5, 7% “.

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