Costa Rica: Lowest Inflation Since 1978

This low level of price increases is mainly due to less economic activity.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

12-month inflation, a measure of the variation of prices when compared to one year ago, is at record lows. However, in the last two months the average price increase has been 0.78%, considerably above the 0.2% average for the first half of the year.

In August, the Consumer Prices Index (IPC) increased 0.65%, and the accumulated inflation for the first 8 months of the year now stands at 2.81% (an annualized inflation of 4.2%), way below the 10.77% increase in the same period of 2008. In the last 12 months, this index increased 5.71%, the lowest in record since 1978.

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In August the consumer price index recorded a rise of 0.03%, placing accumulated inflation in the year to 2.57%, down from 5.29% as at August 2014.

From a statement issued by Banco Central de Honduras:

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Costa Rica: Low Inflation Maintained

December 2013

In the last twelve months, prices rose by 3.44%, the lowest variation since November 2009.

From the Consumer Price Index report published by the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC)

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Costa Rica: Inflation 2.78% from January to June

July 2011

The variation from July 2010 to June 2011 of the General Index is 5.18%, down 1.13% compared to the variation in the same period last year, which was 6.31%.

The National Institute of Statistics and Census has reported the main results of the Consumer Price Index of June 2011.

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December 2010

The change from December 2009 to November 2010 of the General Price Index was 6.11%, 3.54% more than the annual variation in the same period last year (2.57%).

The National Institute of Statistics and Census reports the main results of the Consumer Price Index for the month of November 2010.

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