Türkiye’s inflation sees biggest monthly jump since August, nears 65% year-on-year

Türkiye’s inflation sees biggest monthly jump since August, nears 65% year-on-year
# 05 February 2024 12:05 (UTC +04:00)

In January, Turkish inflation logged its biggest monthly jump since August with a 6.7% rise from December, while year-on-year inflation hit nearly 65%, according to the Turkish Central Bank’s figures released Monday, APA reports citing CNBC.

The consumer price index (CPI) for the country of 85 million people increased by 64.86% annually, up slightly from the 64.77% of December. Sectors with the largest monthly price rises were health at 17.7%, hotels, cafes and restaurants at 12%, and miscellaneous goods and services at just over 10%. Clothing and footwear was the only sector showing a monthly price decrease, with -1.61%.

Food, beverages and tobacco, as well as transportation, all increased between roughly 5% and 7% month-on-month, while housing was up 7.4% since December.

Türkiye's central bank has been on a prolonged mission to bring down inflation, implementing eight consecutive interest rate hikes since May 2023, for a cumulative 3,650 basis points. The bank’s latest hike, on Jan. 25, raised the key interest rate by 250 basis points to 45%.

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