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Basic food basket in Chile increases 20.6%, the highest increase in the historical series

O presidente chileno, Gabriel Boric, em encontro na Colômbia na semana passada com seu homólogo, Gustavo Petro: variação dos preços dos alimentos básicos superou a inflação geral em julho
Chilean President Gabriel Boric, in a meeting in Colombia last week with his counterpart, Gustavo Petro: variation in basic food prices exceeded general inflation in July| Photo: EFE/Mauricio Dueñas Castañeda

18081113The basic food basket in Chile has exceeded 58 thousand pesos (BRL 960 ) for the first time in July, which represents an increase of 20,6% in months, the largest since the beginning of the historical series, the country’s government said this Wednesday (08).

The Ministry of Social Development, which measures this index since 2013, released in a new report that the basket increased by 2.7% only in the seventh month of the year, above the Consumer Price Index (IPC), which registered a monthly variation of 1.4% in the same period.

The numbers are also higher than those recorded last month in the IP food and non-alcoholic beverage segment C, which includes other products: 1.9% in the month only and 12,4% accumulated in months.18081113

Among the 58 products that make up the basic food basket, 84% had increases in prices, and on average they were 2.9%.

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