Uruguay It is the fourth country in the region with the most inflation accumulated so far this year, reaching 2.57% and surpassed by Argentina, Venezuela and Colombia.
Latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) spread by the National Statistics Institute (INE) showed an increase of 1% in February, a figure that, however, was within the expectations of the government and the market.
During the past month, the product with the greatest increase was oranges while the products with the greatest reduction were shampoo and beef brisket, reported the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) in your monthly report Consumer Price Information System, that relieves prices of 200 warehouse products in 600 stores throughout the country.
The rest of the increases that triggered inflation
Among the products with the greatest price reduction is the zucchini squash with a monthly variation of -15.43%, with a maximum price of $99. This is followed by Mild Shampoo 930 ml container. which obtained a monthly variation, compared to January, of -13.72% and with a maximum price of $249. Third, there is the beef brisket with a variation of -11.90% and a price of $432.85. Lastly, the Toothpaste Colgate Herbal Bleach Unit of 90 grams with a monthly variation of -6.05% and the boneless beef shoulder with a variation of -5.38% and a maximum price of $473 per kilo.
On the other hand, the products with the highest price increase were, first of all, the pink potato with a monthly variation of 36.38% and a maximum price of $97, in second place, the White potato with a variation of 35.19% and a price of $99 per kilo. Third place is tomato tomato with a variation of 28.75% and a maximum price of $190 and in fourth place is orange with a 17.04% variation and a price of $127. Lastly, the butter lettuce It obtained a monthly variation in its price compared to January of 16.59% at a maximum price of $95.
Fourth in the inflation ranking of the region
In the first two months of this year, the government of Luis Lacalle Pou reported a general price increase of 2.57% accumulated, as a result of a price increase of 0.55% in January and of the 1% in February.
Only ahead of the country is Venezuela, which registered 20.2% last month, according to the Venezuelan Finance Observatory (OVF), which, added to the January index, gives an accumulated 67.7%.
In second place is Argentina with inflation of 6.6% in February and a cumulative rate for 2023 of 13.1%, followed by Colombia with an inflationary increase of 3.5%, barely 0.93 percentage points above what was published. by the National Statistics Institute (INE).