This is a decrease of 1.3 percentage points compared to December 2022 and the third consecutive month of relief.

The component referring to energy products was mainly responsible for the slowdown in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), with the year-on-year rate of change “also decreasing for the third consecutive time, to 6.8% (20.8% in the previous month ), highlighting the decrease in electricity prices”, emphasizes the statistics office. As for unprocessed food products, it accelerated to 18.5% (against 17.6% in December).