Wednesday, 15 February 2023, 14:12
Malaga province continues to record price rises higher than the Spanish average. And, in the last month, the inflation gap between the province and the country as a whole has continued to widen.
Across Spain the rise in inflation in January was 5.9% year-on-year, but in Malaga province the increase was 0.8% higher, to stand at 6.7%.
The acceleration in inflation compared with the previous month was also more significant in the province than the average for Spain. In Malaga, inflation rose from 6.1% in December to 6.7% in January, compared with the rise from 5.7% to 5.9% recorded for the country as a whole.
Also noteworthy is the consumer price index which in Malaga province in December was 0.4% higher than that of the Spanish average and which doubled to 0.8% in January. Since 2002, only once, in April 2005, has this inflation gap been as wide
The difference was particularly significant in the case of food and non-alcoholic beverages: while in Spain as a whole the rise was 15.4% compared with January 2022, in Malaga province the increase was 17%.
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