Inter Annual Inflation in Panama reaches 5.3%

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) in October 2012 compared to October 2011 showed an increase of 5.1% in the districts of Panama and San Miguelito and 5.7 percent in other urban areas.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A statement from the National Institute of Statistics and Census reads:

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) in October compared to September showed a monthly rise of 0.1 percent for both the National Urban as well as the districts of Panama and San Miguelito, while for the remaining urban areas there was a variation of 0.3 percent. Compared with October 2011, there was an increase of 5.3 percent in National Urban, 5.1 percent in the districts of Panama and San Miguelito and 5.7 percent in other urban areas. So far this year, the National Urban CPI recorded a cumulative variation of 4.1 percent.

The divisions that registered increases in the National Urban CPI October, compared to September 2012, were as follows: Transport 0.8 percent, due to increases in the price of vehicles, Health and Miscellaneous goods and services, both with 0.4 percent, primarily due to the rising cost of specialist medical consultations and soap respectively, furniture, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house 0.2 percent, caused by the rise in the price of bed sheets and pillowcases. However, the CPI increases were partially offset by decreases in the following divisions: food and beverages, clothing and footwear, both 0.1 percent, a decline in the price of fresh fruits and footwear for women. However, the divisions that were unchanged were: Education, Housing, water, electricity and gas, and Leisure, entertainment and culture services.



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From information published by the Comptroller General of the Republic of Panama:

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The Consumer Price Index in March increased by 4.1% compared to the same month in 2012.

Information published by the Comptroller General of the Republic of Panama:

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December 2012

The variation in the Consumer Price Index for November compared to October was 0.1%.

A statement from the National Institute of Statistics and Census reads:

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) in November compared to October recorded a monthly rise of 0.1 percent for both the National Urban area and the districts of Panama and San Miguelito and Other Urban areas.

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The consumer price index (CPI) for August grew by 6.1% compared to the same month last year.

A statement by the Controller General of the Republic of Panama reads:

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