Inflation in Chile
In Chile, inflation from 2013 to 2022 was largely managed within the central bank's target range of 2 to 4%. However, social unrest in 2019 and the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 disrupted this stability, leading to increased inflationary pressures. By 2022, inflation had risen significantly, driven by global supply chain disruptions, increased fiscal spending, and recovery demands. The central bank responded with monetary tightening to control rising prices.
Consumer price inflation in Chile averaged 4.1% in the ten years to 2022, below the Latin America regional average of 8.4%. The 2022 average figure was 11.6%. For more inflation information, visit our dedicated page.
Chile Inflation Chart
Chile Inflation Data
|Inflation (CPI, ann. var. %, aop)||2.4||2.6||3.0||4.5||11.6|
|Inflation (CPI, ann. var. %, eop)||2.6||3.0||3.0||7.2||12.8|
Inflation declines to lowest level since August 2021 in October
Inflation came in at 5.0% in October, down from September’s 5.1%. October's reading represented the weakest inflation rate since August 2021, but was still above the Central Bank’s 2.0%–4.0% target range. Looking at the details of the release, transportation prices fell at a quicker pace in October compared to the previous month, while price pressures for housing, utilities and fuel picked up pace. Accordingly, the trend pointed down, with annual average inflation coming in at 9.0% in October (September: 9.7%). Meanwhile, core inflation fell to 4.8% in October, from September’s 5.2%. Lastly, consumer prices rose 0.44% in October over the previous month, coming in below the 0.67% increase recorded in September.
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