Inflation in Chile
Chile - Inflation
Inflation recedes in September
Consumer prices saw no growth in September, following August’s 0.2% month-on-month increase. According to the national statistical institute, lower transport prices offset higher costs for alcoholic beverages and tobacco. Meanwhile, core consumer prices rose 0.1%, matching August’s result.
Inflation inched down to 2.1% in September (August: 2.3%), landing marginally above the lower bound of the Central Bank’s 2.0%–4.0% target rate. Similarly, core inflation ticked down to 2.3% (August: 2.4%).
Annual average inflation came in at 2.3%, marginally below August’s 2.4%.
FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect inflation to end 2019 at 2.8%, which is up 0.1 percentage points from last month’s forecast. The panel sees inflation ending 2020 at 2.8% again, which is down 0.1 percentage points from last month’s projection.
Chile - Inflation Data
|Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %)||1.8||4.4||4.4||3.8||2.2|
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Source: National Statistical Insitute (INE) and FocusEconomics calculations
|Bond Yield||2.57||-0.44 %||Sep 04|
|Exchange Rate||722.8||0.05 %||Sep 04|
|Stock Market||24,044||-0.67 %||Sep 04|
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October 8, 2019
Consumer prices saw no growth in September, following August’s 0.2% month-on-month increase.
October 4, 2019
The Adimark GfK consumer confidence index fell to 38.6 points in September from 39.4 points in August, thus falling further below the critical 50-point threshold that separates pessimism from optimism among Chilean consumers.
October 3, 2019
The business confidence index (IMCE), published by ICARE and the Adolfo Ibáñez University, edged down in September, coming in at 50.7 points (August: 51.0 points).
October 1, 2019
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October 1, 2019
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