Guatemala Inflation


Guatemala: Inflation stable in March

April 8, 2015

In March, consumer prices increased 0.21% over the previous month, which was below the 0.31% rise tallied in February. Annual headline inflation remained stable at February’s 2.4%. Inflation is still hovering well below the lower bound of the Central Bank’s tolerance margin of plus/minus 1.0 percentage points around its target of 4.0%.

At its 25 March monetary policy meeting, the Central Bank decided to leave the policy interest rate unchanged at 3.50%.

The Central Bank sees inflation ending this year between 1.75% and 3.75%, while it expects inflation to close 2016 between 2.5% and 4.5%. FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists foresee inflation at 3.7% at the end of 2015, which is down 0.2 percentage points from last month’s estimate. The panel expects inflation of 3.9% at the end of 2016.

Author:, Economist

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