Lebanon Consumer Price Index Up By 24% In July

The Consumer Price Index in Lebanon for the month of July 2021 registered a 24.08% increase compared to the previous month
Bloomberg/Hasan Shaaban

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.

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Lebanon Consumer Price Index Up By 24% In July

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