Honduras registers an inflation of 0.28% in June and accumulates 1.83%

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Tegucigalpa, Jul 3 (EFE) .- Monthly inflation in Honduras stood at 0.28% in June, below the 0.44% registered in the same month of 2020, while the accumulated rate amounts to 1.83% in the first half of the year, according to data published this Saturday by the Central Bank (BCH).

The agency indicated that the behavior of prices during June is related to the increases registered in food and beverages consumed outside the home, fuels, some unprepared foods, as well as in furniture and household items.

The interannual variation rose to 4.67%, higher than the 2.65% reported in June of last year.

He pointed out that the hotel, cafeteria and restaurant sector, with 0.08 percentage points, was the one that most influenced the behavior of inflation in June.

Accommodation, water, electricity, gas and other fuels are added, with 0.05 percentage points; furniture and household items (0.04), transportation and food and non-alcoholic beverages (also with 0.04 points), added the issuing entity of Honduras.

The institution highlighted that all regions of the country registered “inflationary pressures” in April, mainly due to the growth in the price of fuels for vehicular use, airfare and rental housing.

The region with the highest increase in June was the central region, with 0.82%, where the rise in fuels, furniture, household appliances, food and some personal care items had the most influence.

The northern metropolitan area registered an inflation of 0.51% due to the increase in the price of some foods consumed outside the home and of furniture and appliances.

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The rest of the regions reported inflation: western (0.41%), eastern (0.35%) and central metropolitan area (0.26%), the agency detailed.

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