Inflationary Rate Falls to 1.8%

For the third consecutive month, the inflationary rate in Guatemala decelerated, since the year-on-year variations reported by the Consumer Price Index during July, August and September, were of 4.4%, 3% and 1.8%, respectively.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The most important inflation levels in September 2019 are as follows: monthly inflation of -0.58%, inflationary rate of 1.80% and accumulated inflation of 1.63%, according to the National Statistics Institute (INE).

The document states that "... Of the twelve divisions of expenditure that make up the CPI, food (-1.46%), recreation (-0.91%), reflect the fall in the general level of inflation prices up to September 2019. On the other hand, transport (0.65%), alcoholic beverages (0.34%), housing (0.16%), are some that present positive variations in their price level.

The inflationary rhythm in September 2019 (1.80%) fell 2.75 regarding the observed in the same month of the previous year (4.55%). And regarding the registered in August 2019 (3.01%) under 1.21.

The inflationary rate to September 2019 (1.80%), is the lowest of the observed in September of the 2012-2018 period, and is 1.96 below the average (3.76) of the mentioned period.
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August 2019

Between June and July of this year, the inflationary rhythm in Guatemala decreased from 4.8% to 4.4%, mainly because of the variations in the prices of alcoholic beverages and food.

The most important inflation levels in July 2019 are as follows: -0.06% monthly inflation, 4.37% inflationary rhythm and 3.11% accumulated inflation, according to the National Statistics Institute (INE).

Guatemala: Inflation Rate Accelerates

July 2019

After registering a 4.5% year-on-year variation in the Consumer Price Index in May, in June the inflationary rhythm rose to 4.8%.

The most important inflation levels in June 2019 are as follows: 0.83% monthly inflation, 4.80% inflationary rhythm and 3.17% accumulated inflation, reported the National Statistics Institute.

Inflation in Guatemala is Accelerating

May 2019

After March 2019, the year-on-year variation of the country's Consumer Price Index stood at 4.2%, in April it reached 4.8%, a rise explained by transportation prices.

The inflationary rhythm in April 2019 (4.75%) increased 0.83% regarding the observed in the same month of the previous year (3.92%). And compared to March 2019 (4.17%) it rose 0.58%, reported the National Statistics Institute.

Guatemala: 4.4% Y-o-Y Inflation up to February 2019

March 2019

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.

The most important inflation levels of February 2019 are the following: monthly inflation of 0.14%, inflationary rhythm of 4.46% and accumulated inflation of 1.49%, informed the National Statistics Institute (INE).

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