Argentina Inflation September 2018


Argentina: Peso fall fans inflation in September

October 18, 2018

According to the National Statistical Institute (INDEC), national consumer prices rose 6.5% over the previous month in September, coming in well above August’s 3.9% month-on-month increase and marking the fastest increase in prices since April 2016. September’s acceleration reflected the pass-through of a weaker peso, which translated into a broad-based increase in all 12 components of the index. The strongest price increases were recorded for: transport, mainly due to higher public tariffs and fuel prices; clothing and footwear; and housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels. Meanwhile, inflation increased from 34.4% in August to a staggering 40.5% in September, the highest print since December 2016.

Argentina Inflation Forecast

Panelists surveyed for this month’s LatinFocus report expect national inflation to fall 27.1% at the end of 2019, which is up 1.6 percentage points from last month’s forecast. Inflation is projected to ease to 18.8% at the end of 2020.

Author: Massimo Bassetti, Senior Economist

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Argentina Inflation September 2018

Note: Annual and monthly var. of Buenos Aires consumer price index in %.
Source: Argentina National Statistical Institute (INDEC).

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