Costa Rica: Inflation Continues to Accelerate

In April, the consumer price index rose by 0.22%, with accumulated inflation standing at 0.92% and year-on-year inflation at 1.67%.

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From the report by the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses of Costa Rica:

In May of the 315 goods and services that make up the consumer basket 50% increased in price, 37% decreased in price and 13% did not change.  The groups with the highest contribution to the CPI variation in May were: Transport and Entertainment and culture.  Click to interact with graphicsClick to interact with graphics

During May the goods and services that had the greatest positive effect were: automobile, gasoline and urban buses. On the other hand, potatoes, tour packages and onions were among the main ones having the greatest negative effect.

In May of the last five years the only negative monthly percentage change was in 2015 (-0.29%).

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Costa Rica: 2.3% YoY Inflation up to October 2017

November 2017

In October, the consumer price index increased by 0.56%, mainly explained by the prices of gasoline and water and electricity services.

From a report by the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses of Costa Rica:

Of the 315 goods and services that make up the consumer basket, 45% increased in price, 38% decreased in price and 17% did not change.  [GRAFICA caption = "Click to interact with graphics"]

Costa Rica: 0.91% YoY Inflation up to August 2017

September 2017

In August the consumer price index fell by 0.22%, with accumulated inflation in the year standing at 1.11% and year-on-year inflation at 0.91%.

From a report by the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses of Costa Rica:

The groups with the highest contribution to the variation of the CPI in August were: Food and non-alcoholic drinks and Meals outside the home and accommodation services.

Costa Rica: YoY Inflation to June 2017 is 1.77%

July 2017

In June the consumer price index rose by 0.08%, with accumulated inflation in the year being 1.01% and the year-on-year figure 1.77%.

From a report by the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses of Costa Rica:
 
The groups with the highest contribution to the CPI variation in June were: Transport and Food and non-alcoholic beverages. Of the 315 goods and services that make up the consumer basket, 54% increased in price, 32% decreased in price and 14% did not change.  [GRAFICA caption = "Click to interact with graphics"]

Costa Rica: Annual Inflation to February 2017 is 1.09%

March 2017

The consumer price index showed a monthly variation of 0.40% and an accumulated inflation of 0.97% so far this year.

The groups with the greatest contribution to the CPI in February 2017 were Transportation and Education.  [GRAFICA caption = "Click to interact with graphics"]

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