Inflation in Argentina Rises 56.4% in 2022 - Institute of Statistics
© Flickr / Ben LopatinNational bank of Argentina
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BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - Inflation in Argentina rose 56.4% in the first eight months of 2022 and almost matched the growth of consumer prices in Venezuela, according to the country's National Institute of Statistics and Censuses.
"Consumer prices [in Argentina] rose 7% in August compared to July, year-on-year at 78.5%," the institute said in a report.
Prices of shoes and clothing rose the most in Argentina in August (9.9%), while costs of communications showed the smallest increase (4.1%).
14 September 2022, 22:50 GMT
According to the Central Bank of Argentina, inflation in the republic will hit 95% by the end of the year and will fall to 84.1% in 2023.
The Central Bank of Venezuela said earlier in the day that inflation in the country rose 60.5% in the first eight months of 2022.