Inflation in November smashes 2.3%
The item of food and non-alcoholic beverages is among the highest increase ( 3.2%)
Inflation in Venezuela in November stood at 2.3%, according to data supplied by the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV). This number is similar to that of November 2011, at 2.2%.
With this result, accumulated variation by November 2012 stands for 16%, more than nine percentage points below 25.4% the same term last year. For its part, annualized variation accounted for 18%, far below 27.6% the same term last year.
The item of food and non-alcoholic beverages was among the highest increase (3.2%) and below the 4.9% variation for the item of alcoholic beverages and tobacco.
In November, both items of entertainment and culture, and apparel and footwear recorded a 2.3% variation; household furniture and fittings varied at 2.2%.
President Nicolás Maduro is not only the heir to the throne, but also to an economic crisis which demanded urgent measures to rectify the course. The crisis showed up in two aspects: a 50% inflation estimate, and shortage of staples ranging between 70% and 98%. These issues might hit the President's poor popularity; considering his feeble electoral victory of 1% over his challenger.