Costa Rica: Inflation picks up in August
Consumer prices increased 0.28% in August over the previous month, contrasting the 0.21% fall seen in July. The reading was driven by rising prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages and transportation.
Meanwhile, inflation came in at 1.7% in August, up from July’s 1.4%. As such, annual average inflation ticked up to 1.0% in August (July: 0.8%).