Guatemala: Inflation 5% in 2013

After confirmation that the leading rate will remain at 5.25%, authorities at the Bank of Guatemala forecast that inflation will end in 2013 at 5%.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

This was explained by the president of the Bank of Guatemala and of the Monetary Board, Edgar Barquín.

"... Earlier this year, experts warned that the price index would remain at 4 + -1, which, if this forecast is ratified, it would mean reaching the upper limit provided by the Monetary Board".

Barquín added that up until August inflation was 4.42%.

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