PRICES during the month of September went up in the Balearics by 0.1 percent, with an accumulated inflation rate through the year of 1.5 percent and of 2.7 percent year on year. According to information released by the National Institute of Statistics, prices in September went up in all regions of Spain, except in La Rioja where they held steady. The largest increases were registered in Cantabria and in Extremadura, with rises of 0.6 and 0.5 percent, respectively.
The self-governing city of Ceuta in North Africa documented a rise of 1.0 percent.
Looking at Spain as a whole, prices went up by 0.3 percent in September, with an accumulated inflation rate standing at 1.4 percent, and a year on year rate of 2.9 percent. Apart from the increases in Cantabria, Extremadura and the self-governing city of Ceuta, prices also went up in Melilla (another Spanish territory in North Africa) by 0.5 percent; and by 0.4 percent in the regions of Andalucía, the Canary Islands, Murcia, Navarra and the Basque Country. With increases of 0.3 percent, Aragón, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla-León and Galicia were equal to the national average.
Meanwhile, Asturias, Catalonia, Valencia, and Madrid registered a lower increase of 0.2 percent; and the Balearic Islands only 0.1 percent.
With regard to the accumulated inflation rate through the year (from January), the highest figures were registered in Murcia (1.8 percent) and Catalonia and Navarra (both with 1.7 percent). This bracket also includes the self-governing cities of Melilla in North Africa (1.9 percent) and Ceuta (1.8 percent).
In contrast the lowest rates were noted in Asturias and Galicia, both with 0.9 percent.
Examining the inflation index for the last 12 months (year on year), the regions registering the highest inflation were Murcia, with 3.5 percent; Catalonia, 3.4 percent and La Rioja, with 3.3 percent, apart from Ceuta with 3.7 percent.

A different perspective reveals that prices rose least during last year in the Canary Islands by 2 percent.
The report said that prices in the Balearics went down in leisure and culture (-0-8 percent), hotels, cafes and restaurants (-0.5), alcoholic drinks and tobacco (-0.2) and transport (-0.1).

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