(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
The inflation in Spain dropped to 9 percent in September from
10.5 percent in August, according to preliminary data published by
the Spanish Statistical Office (INE), reports citing .
In July, inflation reached a 38-year high of 10.8 percent.
The main reasons for the fall in inflation are a reduction in
the price of electricity, and in fuel and transport costs. This
follows the introduction of measures by the Spanish government at
the start of the month to offer free transport on local trains,
half-price fares on middle and long-distance trains, and on
The Spanish government pointed out that the 'Iberian exception',
which allows the Spanish and Portuguese governments to cap the
price of electricity generated using natural gas, has had an
important effect on cutting energy costs.
The level of core inflation (which doesn't include the more
volatile costs of energy and fresh food) also dropped slightly,
from 6.4 in August to 6.2 percent in September.
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