Nicaragua: 5.3% Yoy Inflation up to May 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.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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). 

In cumulative terms, national inflation reached 1.48 percent (1.95% in May 2017), induced by the behavior of prices in the divisions of Transportation, Education, and Restaurants and hotels, with a joint contribution of 0.964 percentage points.  

In year-on-year terms, inflation increased 5.19 percent, 2.28 percentage points higher than that registered in May 2017, and core inflation was 4.06 percent (4.23 percent in May 2017). 

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From a report by the Central Bank of Nicaragua:

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