The consumer price index (CPI) of the clothing and footwear sector in Spain rose by 1.3% year-on-year in April, according to the National Statistics Institute (INE). Its monthly variation climbed by 8.5% in that period, bringing the year-to-date decline to 3.5%.
Men’s clothing rose the most in April, with a 3.7% year-on-year increase, followed by women’s clothing, with 0.9 %, while children’s clothing, on the other hand, fell by 2%. When taking into account the monthly rate, children’s clothing recorded the highest growth with 12.3%, surpassing women’s clothing, with 10.7%, and men’s clothing, with 6.2%.
In addition, clothing accessories and repairs decreased 2% year-on-year in the fourth month of the year, while their monthly rate rose by 6.2%.
Meanwhile, children’s footwear soared by 4.3% year-on-year in this period, leaving behind men’s footwear, up 1.7%, and women’s footwear, up 0.1%. Taking into account its monthly variation, children’s footwear again prevailed with a rise of 6.9%, leaving behind women’s, with 6.3%, and men’s, with 5.1%.
The annual rate of the overall CPI in April advanced by 8.3%, i.e., a point and a half lower than in March.
The annual rate of core inflation, which excludes the prices of energy products and unprocessed food, rose by one point to 4.4%.
The monthly change in the overall CPI contracted by 0.2%.