Higher consumption does not compensate for inflation. Absolute poverty keeps stable
In 2021, a little more than 1.9 million households (7.5% of the total from 7.7% in 2020) and about 5.6 million individuals (9.4% as last year) were in absolute poverty.
Therefore, absolute poverty substantially confirms the historical picks reached in 2020, the year when the Covid-19 pandemic began.
For relative poverty, the incidence raised to 11.1%, (from 10.1% in 2020) and households below the threshold were about 2.9 million (2.6 in 2020).