Shopping at Libertad supermarket prices inflation gondolas food cleaning products April 13, 2022 photo Javier Ferreyra

This Thursday, in the middle of a federal march of picketersthe Government announced that the april inflation it was from 6%. Far from the prognosis of the ruling party, the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INDEC) confirmed that the interannual variation is 58%.

The item with the highest increase in the month was Clothing and footwear (9.9%)followed by Restaurants and hotels (7.3%) Y Health (6.4%). In the latter case, the increase in the share of prepaid medicine had a great impact.

Shopping at Libertad supermarket prices inflation gondolas food cleaning products April 13, 2022 photo Javier Ferreyra

The increase in Food and non-alcoholic beverages (5.9%) was the one with the highest incidence in all regions. Within this division, the increase in meat and derivatives; Bread and cereals; and Milk, milk products and eggs, for being the ones that had the most incidence this month.

At the other end, Fruits and Vegetables, tubers and legumes were among those with the lowest incidence, with falls even in some regions in the latter case.

New INDEC data for the month of April

New INDEC data for the month of April (INDEC/)

The frustrated expectations of the government

In the midst of the “War against inflation” announced by the Government, the expectations of lowering inflation in April seem not to be met. If goods slightly lower than in Marchwhere was the 6.7% and recorded the highest rate in the last 20 years, this time year-over-year inflation of 58% is the highest in 30 years.

New INDEC data for the month of April

New INDEC data for the month of April (INDEC/)

What Martín Guzmán said about the possible inflation in April

The Minister of Economy, Martin Guzmanspoke on Wednesday night on the program Two Voiceswhere he pointed out that “it will be less than in March, but in a bad value from the point of view of what we aim”.

In the middle of the fights with the hard sector of Kirchnerismthe head of the Palacio de Hacienda sent a strong message: “Greater political strength and greater order help calm expectationsWe say that to all the Argentine people”.

Martín Guzman together with Alberto Fernández and in Casa Rosada during an act.  Photo Federico Lopez Claro Martin Guzman Alberto Fernandez

Martín Guzman together with Alberto Fernández and in Casa Rosada during an act. Photo Federico Lopez Claro Martin Guzmán Alberto Fernandez (FEDERICO LOPEZ CLARO/)

What will happen to rates in the energy sector

Government points to tariff segmentation which will give the possibility of removing subsidies, according to what Guzmán mentioned, to the “economic capacity”.

The increase in rates in May and June could have another negative impact on inflation.

The increase in rates in May and June could have another negative impact on inflation. (Jose Gutierrez/)

2,3 or 3 points of GDP from energy subsidies is not healthy for Argentina”, affirmed Guzmán and asked himself: “What is the point of subsidizing the energy of wealthy sectors?”.

And lastly, he stressed that “there is a decision by the President to create a tariff scheme to take care of the pocket of the sectors that require certain assistance from the State” and assured that “the corresponding actions will be carried out so that this can be done.”

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