The Consumer Price Index in Lebanon for the month of July 2021 registered a 24.08% increase compared to the previous month, the Central Administration of Statistics (CAS) at the Lebanese Council of Ministers announced on Wednesday.
In a statement, the administration detailed the rise in the Consumer Price Index across Lebanese governorates within the said period.
The lowest increase was registered in the Mount Lebanon Governorate at 21.78%, while the highest was in the Nabatieh Governorate, where the index saw a 32.21% increase between June and July.
Below are the rates at which the Consumer Price Index rose in July across Lebanese governorates, according to the new data:
Beirut Governorate: 24.75%
Mount Lebanon Governorate: 21.78%
North Lebanon Governorate: 25.75%
Beqaa Governorate: 27.07%
South Lebanon Governorate: 23.76%
Nabatieh Governorate: 32.21%
Compared to the same month of last year, July 2021 registered a whopping 123.43% increase, according to the CAS.
Additionally, the administration noted that inflation had soared to 81.27% during the first few months of the current year.