Nicaragua: 4.9% YoY Inflation up to March 2018

During the third month of the year, the CPI recorded a monthly variation of 0.14%, mainly explained by the prices of accommodation, water, electricity and gas, and restaurants and hotels.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Consumer Price Index in Nicaragua Al December 31st, 2017  

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From a report by the Central Bank of Nicaragua:

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) showed an increase of 0.14 percent (0.12% in March 2017), explained mainly by the behavior of prices in some goods and services in the divisions of Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (0.58%); Restaurants and hotels (0.40%); and Miscellaneous goods and services (0.52%), which together contributed 0.132 percentage points to the variation observed. In contrast, the Food and non-alcoholic beverages division showed a decrease of -0.32 percent (-0.112pp).  Click to interact with graphClick to interact with graph

In cumulative terms, national inflation reached 0.68 percent (1.48% in March 2017), induced by the behavior of prices in the Education, Transport and Health divisions, with a joint contribution of 0.591 percentage points. 

In year-on-year terms, inflation stood at 4.84 percent, 1.67 percentage points higher than that registered in March 2017, and core inflation was 4.20 percent (3.87% in March 2017). 

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Nicaragua: Annual Inflation 5.2% up to July 2018

August 2018

During the seventh month of the year, the CPI recorded a monthly variation of -0.08%, mainly explained by the prices of Food and non-alcoholic beverages.

From a report by the Central Bank of Nicaragua:

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) showed a decrease of 0.08 percent (0.39% in July 2017), mainly explained by the behavior of prices in some goods and services in the divisions of Food and non-alcoholic beverages (-1.04% ); and Communications (-0.02%); which together contributed 0.364 percentage points to the observed variation. In contrast, the Transportation division showed an increase of 1.45 percent (0.112pp). 

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July 2018

In May and June, the Consumer Price Index recorded year-on-year variations of 5.2% and 5.6%, exceeding the average inflation rate of 4.9% reported in the first four months of the year.

Ever since the political and social crisis in the country became accentuated, the general price indicator has shown a clear upward trend, which is reflected in the behavior of the inflationary rhythm of the last two months.

Nicaragua: 5.3% Yoy Inflation up to May 2018

June 2018

During the fifth month of the year, the CPI recorded a monthly variation of 0.55%, mainly explained by prices in the sectors of Food and non-alcoholic beverages and Transport.

From a report by the Central Bank of Nicaragua:

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) showed an increase of 0.55 percent (0.13% in May 2017), explained mainly by the behavior of prices in some goods and services of the Food and non-alcoholic beverages divisions (0.85%), Transportation (1.76%), and Restaurants and hotels (0.41%), which together contributed 0.475 percentage points to the variation observed. In contrast, the Recreation and Culture division showed a decrease of -1.46 percent (-0.056pp). 

Nicaragua: Annual Inflation in April 2016 is 3.60%

May 2016

In April, the consumer price index registered a variation of 0.14%, accumulating inflation so far this year of 1.59%.

From a report by the Central Bank of Nicaragua:

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded a monthly variation of 0.14 percent (0.20% in December 2015), mainly explained by increased prices of some goods and services in the categories of Transportation (2, 03%), Housing, water, electricity gas and other fuels (0.65%) and Furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance (0.39%), which together contributed 0.224 percentage points to the variation observed.

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