Costa Rica: Inflation rises to 15-month high in June
July 7, 2021
Consumer prices increased 0.54% over the previous month in June, contrasting May's 0.01% drop. June's figure marked the sharpest increase in prices since July 2019. The rebound in price pressures was largely driven by rising prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages. In addition, price pressures for transportation grew at a quicker rate.
Inflation came in at 1.9% in June, up from May’s 1.3%. June's result marked the highest inflation rate since March 2020. Consequently, the trend pointed up, with annual average inflation coming in at 0.7% in June (May: 0.5%).