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Inflation in Cusco reaches 1.60%, the highest in the south

Inflation in Cusco reaches 1.60%, the highest in the south

Inflation in the last month reached 1.60% in the Imperial City and exceeded the record of the last decade. The departmental director of INEI Cusco, Henry Chacacanta Huari, pointed out that the variation in prices continues to rise. According to the date, 206 products of the basic family basket increased in price in Cusco, such as brown sugar, onion, carrot, pumpkin, grape and tomato.

The high cost of fuels also has a direct influence on the products sold in the markets. Faced with the increase, basic salaries are insufficient to cover a food basket for a family of four which requires an outlay of between S/300 to S/320 per person.

Inflation in Cusco is the highest in the south, followed by Tacna and Arequipa with 1.27% and 1.09%, respectively. In contrast, Puno (0.96%) and Moquegua (0.51%) appear as the regions with the lowest price variation.

Economic Census

On the other hand, director Henry Chacacanta reports that currently the V Economic Census to measure the real impact on the economy of the region and the country. More than 96 thousand businesses will be mapped, only in Cusco. The registry will also allow knowing the influence of the pandemic, the levels of employment and informality.

Source: Larepublica

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