Inflation in Costa Rica Reaches 8.2%

The 8.2% variation in the Consumer Price Index places inflation at it’s lowest level in the last 7 years in Costa Rica.

Friday, July 3, 2009

According to Edgar Delgado Montoya, in his article for, the slowdown of the inflation is due to “the contraction of the internal demand and the fall in prices of some imported products, among them are raw materials and petroleum.”

In fact, the Central Bank of Costa Rica modified its target inflation for 2009 from 9% to 8%, Delgado Montoya added that “monetary authorities confirm that it is very possible that the variation will be closer to 7% in December.”

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