Nicaragua has the highest inflation in Central America

Nicaragua has the highest index of inflation of the six Central America, at 1.48 per cent, followed by Panama and Guatemala.

Friday, April 25, 2008

The lowest inflation rate is in Costa Rica, the country with the most stable economy in the isthmus, according to the web site
Information from the region shows that between February and March, the average monthly variation of the price index for the six Central American countries shows an increase of 0.99 per cent, slightly lower than the 1.13 per cent rise between January and February.

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Nicaragua: Annual Inflation to February 2016 is 3.40%

March 2016

In February, the consumer price index registered a variation of 0.93%, accumulating so far this year inflation of 0.81%.

From a report by the Central Bank of Nicaragua:

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) showed a monthly variation of 0.93% (0.72% in December 2015), mainly explained by increased prices on some goods and services in the divisions of food and nonalcoholic beverages (0.93%), education (6.15%) and restaurants and hotels (1.69%), which together contributed 0.866 percentage points to the observed variation.

Honduras Records 3.1% Inflation in First Semester

July 2013

In June, there was an increase of 0.4%, driven mainly by soft drinks.

A report on the consumer price index has been released by the Central Bank of Honduras (BCH):

In June 2013, the rates of the monthly and interannual variations of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) were 0.4% and 5.3%, respectively, for its part, average inflation for the year reached 5.2 % and the cumulative rate stood at 3.1%.

Costa Rica: Inflation in March at 2.46%

April 2013

The cumulative change in the first quarter of 2013 of the General Index was 2.46%, 0.86% higher than this variation in the same period last year.  

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

Consumer Price Index, based on July 2006

March 2013

Guatemala Closed 2010 with 5.39% Inflation

January 2011

The country ended 2010 with an inflation of 5.39%, an amount within the planned target set between 4% and 6%.

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 0.08 percentage points in December, allowing for the annual inflation to end at the reported value, according to the director of the National Institute of Statistics, Luis Arroyo.

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