Inflation in Panama
Panama - Inflation
Inflation comes in at highest level since June 2014 in October
Consumer prices increased 0.30% over the previous month in October, accelerating from September's 0.15% increase. The uptick was largely due to rebounding transportation prices, while prices in the restaurants and hotels, and utilities subsectors also accelerated.
Inflation came in at 2.9% in October, which was up from September’s 2.5%. October's reading represented the highest inflation rate since June 2014. Meanwhile, the trend pointed up, with annual average inflation coming in at 0.8% in October (September: 0.4%).
Our panelists project that consumer prices will end 2022 2.4% higher year-on-year, which is up 0.1 percentage points from last month’s forecast. The panel sees consumer prices increasing 1.9% year-on-year at the end of 2023.
Panama - Inflation Data
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Panama Inflation Chart
Source: General Controllership of the Republic of Panama and FocusEconomics calculations.
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November 15, 2021
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October 21, 2021
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October 15, 2021
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September 21, 2021
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