Dominican Republic Inflation

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic: Central Bank cuts interest rates

June 14, 2012

In May, consumer prices fell 0.27% over the previous month, contrasting the 0.01% rise seen in April and marking the lowest reading since December 2008. The drop was driven by a decrease in prices for food and non-alcoholic beverage as well as for recreation and culture. As a result, annual headline inflation dropped from 4.0% in April to 3.5% in May, which marks the lowest rate since October 2009.At the current level, inflation sits below the 1.0 percentage point tolerance margin around the Central Bank

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Dominican Republic Inflation May 2012

Note: Annual and monthly variation of consumer price index in %.
Source: Dominican Republic Central Bank.

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