Honduras: 4.9% Y-o-Y Inflation up to April 2019

Increases in the electricity, fuel and some food prices caused a 0.92% monthly variation to be reported during the fourth month of the year.

Monday, May 6, 2019

The categories with the highest contribution to monthly inflation were "Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuels" with 0.37%, "Transportation" with 0.21% and "Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages" with 0.16% -concentrating 80.4% of the total-, likewise, the groups "Personal Care", "Furniture and Articles for Home Maintenance" and "Clothing and Footwear" contributed in less proportion, informed the Central Bank of Honduras (BCH).

The report states that "... The monthly variation of the index of this item was 2.20%, mainly associated with the increase in fuel prices at the international level, transferred to domestic prices of fuels for vehicle use, as well as higher fares on international air tickets, due to the high season for Easter.

The monthly growth of the indicator of this category was 1.83%, mainly linked to the increase in the price of residential electricity, as well as kerosene gas and rental housing services.

Other items that presented monthly increases in their price index were: "Personal Care" with 1.13%; "Furniture and Home Maintenance Items" with 0.78%; "Clothing and Footwear" with 0.39%; "Communications" with 0.13%; "Recreation and Culture" with 0.22%; "Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco" with 0.12%; "Health" with 0.10% and "Hotels, Cafeterias and Restaurants" with 0.08%.
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