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Prices: Codacons, staked from 53.5 billion on families

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(ANSA) – ROME, JUL 30 – Inflation continues to be, together with the electricity and gas bills, the main emergency in the country, with prices that also recorded record increases in July. A bloodletting that affects Italian families, defenseless in the face of increases in price lists that hit indispensable sectors such as food and transport.

Codacons denounces this today, which has drawn up a study to understand how the inflation recorded in Italy in the first 7 months of the year is reflected in household budgets.

According to Istat, today the acquired inflation rate for 2022 is equal to + 6.7% – explains the association – This means that, with the same consumption, Italians suffer an increase in spending during the year equal to complexes +53.5 billion euros for the purchase of goods and services compared to 2021, precisely due to the increase in prices and tariffs.

For food spending alone, whose acquired inflation is equal to + 7.5% in 2022, families spend a total of almost 10.9 billion euros more.

Then the thorny chapter of the summer holidays opens, with the tourism sector hit by heavy price increases in the last month and the “transport” sector which in July recorded rates up + 13.9% on an annual basis.

“Those who leave to go on vacation this year will have to put their hand in their wallets this year – denounces the president Carlo Rienzi – Only for the transport item, a family today finds itself suffering a bloodletting equal to an average of +481 euros per year compared to 2021. In July the rates of international air tickets in fact rose by + 160.2% on an annual basis, ferries by 9.1%, gasoline increased by 22.3% and diesel by 30.9%. 5.7%, while on average 15.8% more is spent on sleeping in a hotel. The increases for bars and restaurants accelerate, which in July adjusted their price lists by an average of + 5% “.

“The summer holidays of 2022 will be remembered as the most salty in recent years, with prices and tariffs in the sector skyrocketing that risk transforming holidays into a luxury for the rich and further impoverishing a large slice of the population” – he concludes. Rienzi. (HANDLE).

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