Guatemala: Inflation eases in July
August 19, 2019
Consumer prices fell 0.06% over the prior month in July, contrasting the 0.83% increase in June. The print reflected lower prices for alcoholic beverages; food; housing; furniture; and clothing. On the other hand, transportation and health costs rose higher in the month.
Inflation softened to 4.4% in July from 4.8% in June, moving more comfortably within the Central Bank’s 3.0%–5.0% target range. Annual average inflation, meanwhile, edged up to 4.1% in July from 3.9% in June.
Author: Jan Lammersen, Economist