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Argentina released inflation figures for the first time since December last year, when newly elected president Mauricio Macri suspended the publication of economic data and intervened the official stats office, Indec, following long standing claims of manipulation by his predecessor.
Argentina's industrial output contracted 6.7% in April compared with the same month last year, the country's newly revamped Indec statistics agency said, punctuating the effect of recent fiscal austerity measures.
Argentina's economy grew 0.8% on the first quarter of the year compared to the same period last year, Central Bank Governor Federico Sturzenegger said, declaring that since President Mauricio Macri took office employment has remained “stable.”
Consumer prices rose 6.5% in December in the Argentine province of San Luis, one of the indexes the new leaders of the country's INDEC statistics bureau had said could be used as a proxy for national inflation figures — amounting to a cumulative 31.6% increase in 2015.
Argentine Finance Minister Alfonso Prat-Gay is planning to meet with IMF's Christine Lagarde at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss resuming formal ties with the international lender, according to a report published by Bloomberg.
Argentine finance minister Alfonso Prat-Gay announced on Friday that next week levies on farm (grains and oilseeds) exports will be lowered, the half year bonus of wage earners if below 30.000 Argentine Pesos will be exempt from income tax, and the policy of looked-after prices at supermarkets will continue.
September inflation in the Argentine extreme south province of Tierra del Fuego reached 1.2% and 18,8% in the nine months of the year, and 25.1% in the last twelve months according to the provincial stats and census office.
September inflation in Argentina was 1,92% and reached 25.91% in the last twelve months according to the monthly report from opposition members of Congress, which is based on the average of the country's leading private consultants. Later this week the official Indec rate is expected to be announced, systematically lower than that of the so called Congress index.
Argentine magistrate orders Executive to release poverty figures; government says judge is 'meddling'
An Argentine magistrate ordered the Executive to present official reports on the extent of poverty and indigence in the country, figures which allegedly the much questioned stats office, Indec ceased to release almost two years ago. However cabinet chief Anibal Fernandez ironically downplayed the order arguing the judge was 'meddling' in something she does not know.
The consumer price index in Tierra del Fuego, extreme south of Argentina climbed 2.3% in August, totaling 17.4% in the first eight months and 28.4% in the last twelve months, according to the province's stats and census office.