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Inflation Rate Continues Climb, Now at 9.9%

The latest indicators from Statistics Iceland show a month-by-month increase in the Consumer Price Index of 0.85%.

Inflation now rests at 9.9%, where it last sat in July 2022. Inflation rates saw slight decreases in the fall of 2022, but continued to rise throughout the winter.

See also: September Inflation Drops to 9.3%

Consumers in Iceland have especially felt the effect of inflation on food prices, with staples like milk, eggs, and cheese being especially affected at 4.4%.

Other consumer goods affected include alcohol (5,5%), tobacco (5.5%), and new vehicles (9.8%).

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However, Statistics Iceland points out that many clearance sales after the holiday season have driven down the cost of some consumer goods in Iceland, such as clothing (-8.4%) and household appliances (-6.2%). Airfares have likewise decreased by around 9%.

With Efling trade union still in negotiations, read more about how interest rates could affect contract re-negotiations.

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