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According to the statistics of the Central Bank (BCRD), the groups with the greatest contribution to inflation in August 2021 they were food and non-alcoholic beverages (1.47%), transportation (1.07%) and restaurants and hotels (1.31%), which explained 83% of the general inflation of the period.

Usually, inflation in August 2021 was 0.80% and accumulated inflation in the first eight months of the year at 5.41%.

Meanwhile, Central Bank figures indicate that year-on-year inflation, measured from August 2020 to August 2021, stood at 7.90%.

Food and drinks
According to the Consumer Price Index (CPI), the foods that most influenced the rise Of prices were fresh chicken (7.70%), garlic (22.23%), soft drink (5.76%), onions (11.63%), tomatoes (19.38%), ordinary beef (4.14%), chili peppers (9.80%) , soybean oil (1.37%), pineapple (12.44%), salami (0.91%) and rice (0.25%).

While others food goods registered decreases in prices, such as: eggs (-4.42%), avocados (-17.87%), green bananas (-3.98%), pork (-2.04%), sobado bread (-1.35%), green bananas (-0.97%) , oranges (-7.38%) and pan de agua (-1.18%).

The CPI of the alcoholic beverages and tobacco group grew 0.80%, as a result of the rise in the price of bottled beer (1.16%), malt (0.43%), whiskey (0.6%)

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