The price of food accumulated a rise of 2.1% in December. The food and beverage index presented average monthly inflation of 4% in the last four weeks and 5% measured from the second week of December to the second week of November. These price levels leave a carry-over for the remainder of December of 3.9. During last week, meat increased by 4.3%, with a rise of 6.6% in beef. The government is seeking to implement tools to lower the increases in the basic basket.