Panama : Inflation Annualized Grows 3.9% in October

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) in October compared to September 2013 showed an increase of 0.1 %.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

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

Comments on the Consumer Price Index National Urban in October 2013:

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) in October, compared to September 2013, showed an increase of 0.1 % in national urban and 0.2 % for the districts of Panama and San Miguelito, while for Other Urban Areas there was a decrease of 0.1%. Compared to October 2012, there was an increase of 3.9 % for National Urban, and for the districts of Panama and San Miguelito and the Other Urban Areas. So far this year, National Urban CPI shows a cumulative variation of 3.4 %.

The categories which showed increases in the National Urban October CPI in relation to September 2013, were as follows: Health with 0.8 %, due to the increase in the price of pharmaceuticals, food and beverages 0.4 %, due to the price increase in fresh fruits, various goods and services also reached an increase of 0.2 %, due to the increase in the price of personal care items, Clothing and footwear, furniture, household equipment and routine maintenance, and Teaching, all three with 0.1 %, driven by higher prices of garments for men, bed linens, and personal computer equipment, in that order. However, the Transport division was down 0.2 % due to the decrease in the price of gasoline. The categories of Housing, water, electricity and gas and Leisure, entertainment and culture services, did not vary.



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From a statement issued by the National Institute of Statistics and Census of Panama (INEC):

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From a Report by the National Institute of Statistics and Census:

Comments on the Consumer Price Index in August 2013 National Urban Category:

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) in November, compared to October 2013, showed an increase of 0.1% in both the National Urban category and for the districts of Panama and San Miguelito, while for the Other Urban Areas it recorded a decrease of 0.1%. Compared with November 2012, an increase of 3.8% for the National Urban districts of Panama and San Miguelito and Other Urban was observed. So far this year, the National Urban CPI showed a cumulative increase of 3.5%.

Panama: Inflation Up 3.9 % in September

October 2013

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) in September compared to August of 2013 showed an increase of 0.1 % .

From a report released by the National Institute of Statistics and Census:

Comments on the Consumer Price Index September 2013 National Urban:

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) in September 2013 , compared to the previous month, registered an increase of 0.1 % , both in the National Urban are, and for the districts of Panama and San Miguelito, while for the rest Urban areas, it was 0.2 %. Compared to September 2012, there was an increase of 3.9 % for the National Urban area and for the districts of Panama and San Miguelito 3.8 %, and 4.3 % in the Other Urban. So far this year, the National Urban CPI reflects a cumulative variation of 3.3%.

Panama: Inflation 3.9% to August

September 2013

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) in August compared to July, 2013, showed an increase of 0.3%.

From a Report by the National Institute of Statistics and Census:

Comments on the Consumer Price Index in August 2013 National Urban Category:

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) in August compared with July 2013, increased by 0.3% in National Urban, for the districts of Panama and San Miguelito it was 0.2% and for Other Urban Areas 0.4%.

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