Beverages and Transport Pressure on Price Level

In November 2019, the Consumer Price Index in El Salvador reported a 0.12% monthly variation, explained in part by price increases in the alcoholic beverages and electricity, gas and other fuels divisions.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

From the report of the General Directorate of Statistics and Census:

The behavior of the CPI with respect to October 2019, is mainly due to the increases of 0.33% in Food and Non-alcoholic Beverages and 0.39% in Transportation, with which the accumulated inflation for November 2019 is -0.11%, lower variation than the one registered in the same period of the previous year (0.91%).

The behavior of the Transport division is worth noting, due to its relative importance in the index. For November 2019, this division reports a 0.39% increase and a 0.045 incidence.

In addition, for November 2019, the five main products that influenced the monthly increase of the CPI are Air travel, tomatoes, green peppers, potatoes and chicken eggs.

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