In September, consumer prices increased 0.77% over the previous month, which was up from the 0.22% rise recorded in August. The reading reflected increasing prices for education, due to the beginning of the school year in September, as well as for food, alcoholic beverages and tobacco. As a result of the monthly price rise, annual headline inflation stepped up from 5.0% in August to 5.7%. Meanwhile, at the latest meeting on 29 October, the Central Bank decided to increase the monetary policy rate by 25 basis points, from 4.75% to 5.00%. The move marks the second consecutive hike after the Central Bank had refrained from raising interest rates since September 2009. According to monetary authorities, the present measure has to be considered ?preventive?. The current monetary policy setting aims at avoiding that demand-pull pressure pushes inflation above the 5.0% - 6.0% target range set by the Central Bank for 2011. At the current rate, inflation remains below the 6.0% - 7.0% target range the Central Bank has set for 2010.
Dominican Republic Inflation
Central Bank hikes interest rates for second consecutive meeting
October 15, 2010
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Dominican Republic Economic News
October 21, 2016
The economy grew 5.8% in the third quarter of the year in annual terms, according to preliminary data from the Central Bank.
October 10, 2016
In September, consumer prices increased 0.04% from the previous month, which contrasted the 0.06% decline observed in August.
October 4, 2016
In August, economic activity increased 5.4% over the same month of last year, according to an estimate of the monthly indicator for economic activity (IMAE, Índice Mensual de Actividad Económica).
October 3, 2016
According to detailed data from the Central Bank, the economy grew a robust 8.7% in the second quarter of the year, marking the best result since Q1 2010.
September 7, 2016
In August, consumer prices declined 0.06% over the previous month, which contrasted the 0.19% rise observed in July and marked the lowest reading in four months.