Thursday 5 August 2021

Costa Rica Inflation 2.6% YOY as of March 2018

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In March, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded a monthly variation of 0.59%, mainly explained by the prices of Entertainment and culture sector, and meals outside the home, , the group having a higher effect on the variation of the general index.

From a report by the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC) of Costa Rica:

During March the goods and services that showed the greatest negative effect were: potatoes, automobiles and tourist packages. On the other hand, tomatoes, gasoline and avocados were among the main items with the greatest positive effect.

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In March of the last ten years, the highest year-on-year variation was recorded in 2009 with 12.32%; while in 2016 the only negative year-on-year change was registered (-1.09%)

See full report (in Spanish).

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