The single-digit figure marked by the CPI for September, which has moderated to 8.9%, has been a small psychological respite, since the prices of the products we consume every day continue to grow, they have not fallen, but aid for electricity, gasoline or heating has helped to lower the CPI by 10%.
That said, milk, the product that has become more expensive by far compared to last year (25%), maintains its upward pace and together with the rest of dairy products become more expensive by 1.2%. Eggs and cereals, which are the basics that have seen their prices rise more than 20% compared to last year -23.6 and 22.3%, respectively-, also continue to become more expensive, although somewhat less, 1 and 0.3% this last month.
It is the legumes that have shot up in September. Its price rose 4.1% compared to August and it is the food that has risen the most. It must also be taken into account that making a stew or some lentils is much more expensive now than last year and it is not only because of the rise in the cost of fresh products but precisely because of the legumes, which accumulated a year-on-year rise of 17.9%.
Fashion and footwear go up
Men’s clothing is the most expensive while in children’s footwear it is the one that rises the most
With respect to the month of August, the increase in its price is only exceeded by that of clothing accessories and repairs, which has done so by 7.6%. And it is that everything related to fashion and clothing in general has experienced a strong rise.
In this sense, it is men’s clothing that has become more expensive, 4.8, followed by children’s and women’s, 3.6 and 3.4, respectively. Footwear has risen almost similarly in the three groups, although with children’s shoes in the lead, with 2.9% – those for men have done so by 2.8% and those for women by 2.3%- .
Small relief in the price of fresh products
On the opposite side, basic products such as fruit, fish, oil or beef have slightly reduced their price. The most significant decrease is that of fruit, which has reduced its cost for the consumer by 1.3%, followed by fish, which has decreased by 0.6%.
Although the citizen will hardly notice a difference in oil or meat with respect to the previous month, they have fallen by 0.2 and 0.1% in the case of beef, since sheep and pork have continued to rise, especially in the latter (1.3%).
Also the group of coffee, teas and infusions has lowered its price by 0.8%, while the rest of the food has only become more expensive. In relation to other types of sectors, tourism has also seen a drop of 0.8%, related in part to the end of the high season, which is summer.
The price of urban public transport has been reduced by 20% at a general level, conditioned by the aid approved by governments to promote the use of shared transport at a time of fuel crisis, which has also received aid. The case of heating stands out, which despite reducing its price by more than 9% compared to August, continues to be 20 points above last year.