Guatemala: Inflation Slows Down

In October, the year-on-year inflation was of 4.3%, however, in November the inflationary rhythm was reduced to 3.2%, behavior explained by the performance of transportation prices.

Monday, December 10, 2018

The most important inflation levels in November 2018 are the following: monthly inflation of -0.29%, inflationary rhythm of 3.15% and accumulated inflation of 2.18%, informed the National Statistics Institute.

From the twelve expenditure divisions integrating the CPI, the one of transportation (-2.35%), food (-0.45%), reflect the behavior in the price level of inflation up to November 2018. On the other hand, communications (0.41%), housing (0.38%), recreation (0.34%), are the divisions that present greater positive variation in their price level.

According to the document, the inflationary rhythm up to November 2018 (3.15%), is the third lowest of those observed in the months of November of the 2011-2017 period, and is 1.00 below the average (4.15) of such period. The highest inflationary rhythm in the analysis period occurred in 2011 which was 6.06%.

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January 2019

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October 2018

After the Consumer Price Index reported interannual variations of 2.6% and 3.3% in July and August, in September the inflationary rhythm increased to 4.6%.

From the National Statistics Institute report:

The most important inflation levels in September 2018 are the following: monthly inflation of 0.60%, inflation rate of 4.55% and accumulated inflation of 2.13%.

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August 2018

Following the country's inflationary rhythm oscillating between 3.8% and 4.7% in the first six months of the year, in June the price indicator registered a variation of 2.6%.

From a report by the National Institute of Statistics:

The most important inflation levels in July 2018 are the following: monthly inflation of 0.36%, inflation rate of 2.61% and cumulative inflation of 1.08%. 

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June 2018

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From a report by the National Statistics Institute:

The most important inflation levels of May 2018 are the following: a monthly inflation of 0.47%, an inflationary rhythm of 4.09% and an accumulated inflation of 0.15% were registered. 

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