Regional Economy: Inflation is the main concern in 2008

The volatility in the price of raw materials impacted all the countries in the region during the first semester of 2008.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

This is one of the main conclusions presented in the latest regional economic report published by the Executive Secretariat of the Central American Monetary Council, corresponding to the first semester of 2008.

The report indicates that several economies in the region have experiences double digit inflation, however it points out that macroeconomic authorities continue to be committed to monetary policy measures that minimize the shock effect of international prices and to fiscal policy measures that limit public spending in order to not add pressure to the aggregate demand.

This way, the fiscal result continue to be positive for most of the region's economies and has allowed for an improvement of the public debt profile.

The rate of economic growth continue to be noteworthy, from total exports to the dynamism of the internal demand, despite the economic slowdown in the United States and the international financial turbulence.

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