Hike in inflation in October, a record that had not been recorded since March 1984. According to preliminary estimates, the national consumer price index for the entire community, before tobacco, recorded an increase of 3.5% on monthly basis and 11.9% on an annual basis (from + 8.9% in the previous month). This is what emerges from the Istat surveys. It is necessary to go back to March 1984 for a trend of the general Nic index like the one recorded in October. The inflation acquired for 2022 is equal to + 8.0% for the general index and + 3.7% for the core component. According to preliminary estimates, the harmonized index of consumer prices (Ipca) increased by 4.0% on a monthly basis and by 12.8% on an annual basis (from + 9.4% in the previous month). The strong acceleration of inflation on a trend basis is mainly due to the prices of energy goods (whose growth goes from + 44.5% in September to + 73.2%) and regulated (from + 47.7% to +62, 1%) both unregulated (from + 41.2% to + 79.5%), and to a lesser extent at the prices of foodstuffs (from + 11.4% to + 13.1%), and processed (from + 11.4% to + 13.4%) both unprocessed (from + 11.0% to + 12.9%) and Other goods (from + 4.0% to + 4.5%). On the other hand, the prices of recreational, cultural and personal care services slowed down (from + 5.7% in September to + 5.1%). PRODUCTION PRICES – New net leap also in production prices for industry which in September – reports Istat – increased by 2.8% on a monthly basis and by 41.8% on an annual basis, even accelerating compared to +40, 1% in August. On the domestic market, prices grew by 3.5% compared to August and by 53.0% on an annual basis (from + 50.5% in the previous month). Net of the energy sector, Istat explains – prices recorded a much less marked increase both at the economic level (+ 0.8%) and at the trend level (+ 12.6%). On the foreign market, the economic growth of prices is modest (+ 0.3%), the result of moderate increases for both areas, euro (+ 0.2%) and non-euro (+ 0.4%), while on an annual basis , prices grew by 11.9% (+ 11.4% in the euro area, + 12.3% in the non-euro area).