Posted by: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse
The index of industrial selling prices jumped by 7.7% in June 2018, year on year (7.2% in May 2018), according to statistics published by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).
This leap is mainly due to the 9% rise in the prices of the products of the manufacturing industry and the prices of products of the extractive industry by 4,2%, resulting from higher prices of energy extraction products 6.2% despite the 2.7% decline in non-energy prices.
The increase in the prices of products of the manufacturing industry is mainly due to the increase in prices of agro-food industry products by 7.6%, chemical industry products by 14.4% and mechanical and electrical industry products by 10%.
Industrial selling prices rise 1.1% in June 2018 compared to May 2018.
On a monthly basis, the industrial selling price index rose by 1.1% in June 2018 (1% in May 2018). This increase is mainly due to the 5% growth in chemical industry product prices, 0.9% in the rubber and plastic products industry and 9.7% in the petroleum products industry.