Guatemala: 4.1% Y-o-Y Inflation up to March 2019

For the second consecutive month, Transportation was the spending division that explained most of the rise in the Consumer Price Index, reported to March 2019.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The most important inflation levels of March 2019 are the following: monthly inflation of -0.04%, inflationary rhythm of 4.17% and accumulated inflation of 1.44%, informed the National Statistics Institute (INE).

The INE report states that "... The monthly inflation (-0.04%), presents a deceleration with respect to the same month of the previous year, the accumulated (1.44%), and year-on-year (4.17%), register an acceleration with respect to March of the previous year.

Of the twelve expense divisions that make up the CPI, recreation (-0.92%), food (-0.30%), clothing (-0.22%), reflect the behavior in the price level of inflation to March 2019. On the other hand, transportation (1.34%), alcoholic beverages (0.60%), health (0.40%), are some divisions that present positive variation in their price level.

The inflationary rhythm in March 2019 (4.17%) rose 0.03 regarding the observed in the same month the previous year (4.14%). And in relation to the registered in February 2019 (4.46%) under 0.29.
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During the second month of the year, transportation and recreation were some of the spending divisions that caused the rise of the CPI in the country.

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