Inflationary Rhythm Still Decelerating

In Costa Rica, the inflationary rhythm slowed for the fourth consecutive month, as in November the CPI reported a year-on-year variation of 1.86%, below the 2.07% reported in October.

Friday, December 6, 2019

During November, the goods and services that showed the greatest positive effect were: onion, gasoline and tourist packages. On the other hand, automobiles, papaya and tomatoes were among the main ones with the greatest negative effect, informed the National Institute of Statistics and Census.

The document states that "... In November 2019, out of the twelve groups that make up the index, six presented price increases. The year on year variation up to November 2019 is less than those registered in 2017 and 2018.

Out of 315 goods and services that make up the consumption basket, 49% increased in price, 41% decreased in price and 10% presented no variation
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Costa Rica: Inflation Still Down

November 2019

The inflationary rhythm slowed for the third consecutive month, as in October the CPI reported a 2.07% year-on-year variation, below the 2.53% reported in September.

The groups with the greatest contribution to the variation of the CPI in October are: Transport, and Food and non-alcoholic beverages.

Costa Rica: Year on Year Inflation to July 2017 is 1.16%

August 2017

In July the consumer price index rose by 0.32%, with cumulative inflation in the year at 1.33% and 1.16% in year-on-year terms.

From a report by the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses of Costa Rica:

The groups with the highest contribution to the variation of the CPI in July were: Food and non-alcoholic drinks and Transport. Of the 315 goods and services that make up the consumer basket, 48% increased in price, 36% decreased in price and 16% did not change.  [GRAFICA caption = "Click to interact with graphics"]

Guatemala: YoY Inflation up to April 2016 is 4,09%

May 2017

In April, the monthly variation was 0.26%, mainly explained by the behavior of prices of alcoholic beverages, food and transportation.

From a statement issued by the National Statistics Institute:

The monthly variation (0.26%) accelerated in relation to April of the previous year (0.17%); meanwhile accumulated inflation (1.36%), decelerated compared to April 2016 (1.50%), and the year-on-year rate was the same as in the same month of the previous year (4.09%). [GRAFICA caption = "Click to interact with graphics"]

Honduras: Year on Year Inflation in April 2017 is 4,10%

May 2017

In April the consumer price index registered a variation of 0.37% with respect to March, and a cumulative variation so far in the year of 2.03%.

From the monthly report by the Central Bank of Honduras:

The Consumer Price Index recorded a monthly growth of 0.37% in April 2017, mainly due to an increase in residential electricity rates and the price of some housing maintenance services, therefore, year-on-year inflation was 4.10% and accumulated inflaction 2.03% (2.44% and 1.26% at April 2016, respectively). [GRAFICA caption = "Click to interact with graphics"]

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