Honduras: 4,2% YoY Inflation up to July 2018

The consumer price index registered a monthly variation of 0.38%, due to an increase in the prices of perishable foods and those prepared in restaurants.

Monday, August 6, 2018

From a report by the Central Bank of Honduras:

In the seventh month of the year there was accumulated inflation of 2.42%, which denotes lower inflationary pressures than those observed in July 2016 (2.58%) and 2017 (2.90%), while year-on-year inflation stood at 4.23% (3.64% twelve months ago).

In the month under analysis, the items with the greatest contribution to inflation were "Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages" with 0.14 percentage points (pp) and "Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuels" with 0.09 percentage points; items that together that represent 60.5% of the total inflation for the month.

They are followed by, in order of importance: "Hotels, Cafes and Restaurants" with 0.05 pp; "Personal Care" 0.04 pp; "Furniture and Articles for the Conservation of the Home" 0.03 pp; "Garments and Footwear" 0.02 pp and "Health" and "Recreation and Culture" with 0.01 pp, each. On the other hand, "Transport" reported a negative contribution during the month (0.01 pp). 

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