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The International Monetary Fund has expressed conformity with the achievements made by the Argentine government regarding the updating of the country's statistics, and hoped to finish its evaluation in February, Director Christine Lagarde announced during a press conference in Santiago de Chile.
A private report revealed that industrial activity in Argentina dropped 6.1% in October compared to the same period last year, as the manufacturing sector continues to contract pushed by big drops in the auto industry.
A reliable universally accepted rate of inflation in Argentina seems hard to come by although there are a battery of estimates, each of them arguing they are supported by statistically proven methods and thus the certainty of the indexes released.
Argentina's economic activity index slumped 1.2% in August compared with the same month a year earlier, official data showed on Thursday, underscoring a slowdown in Latin America's third-largest economy.
Argentina's inflation during September reached 1.4% and accumulates 19.8% in the nine months according to the latest release from the government stats office Indec. However earlier in the week the Freedom of Expression committee from the Lower House which regularly announces the average of private analysts, (identified as the congressional index), said the consumer price index for the ninth month of the year was 2.48% and 41.6% in the last twelve months.
The Buenos Aires City consumer price index climbed 2.2% during September accumulating 40.3% in the last twelve months according to the latest release from the City's stats office. So far this year (nine months) inflation has reached 31.1%
Those baffled by the Argentine economy could do worse than listen to Puff Daddy. Ask what ails the country and the answer will echo the rapper’s ode to the 100-dollar bill, “It’s all about the Benjamins”.
Argentina’s government released some hopeful economic statistics last week with numbers showing that the economy climbed out of recession in the last quarter. But with skepticism over the numbers, combined with a free-falling peso, in light of Argentina’s debt dispute with holdout creditors, economists still have a grim outlook the Mercosur member economy.
Argentina with two August inflation measures: the official Indec, 1,3% and the congressional rate, 2.65%
Argentina has two consumer prices indexes, and they differ considerably. In effect during August the so called congressional index doubled the official rate: the National Urban Consumer Price (IPCNU) released by the stats office Indec, in the eighth month of the year was 1,3%, which means inflation in the first eight months stands at 18,2%.
Argentine inflation rose 1.4% during July leaving consumer prices 16.7% higher than at the beginning of the year, official data showed on Friday. The July index was slightly higher than the 1.3% of June and confirms Argentina is experiencing one of the highest inflation rates in the world and only second to Venezuela in Latin America.