Inflation in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica - Inflation

Inflation climbs in April

Consumer prices increased 0.29% over the previous month in April, accelerating from the 0.03% rise logged in March. The reading marked the highest increase in prices in four months, and was largely due to higher prices for transport and for housing and utilities. The overall increase was capped by lower prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages.

Inflation jumped to 1.2% in April, markedly up from March’s 0.5%. Meanwhile, the trend pointed up, with annual average inflation coming in at 0.5% in April (March: 0.4%).

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect inflation to end 2021 at 2.1%, which is unchanged from last month's forecast, and 2022 at 2.3%.

Costa Rica - Inflation Data

2015   2016   2017   2018   2019  
Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %)0.8  0.0  1.6  2.2  2.1  

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Costa Rica Inflation
Note: Annual variation of consumer price index (CPI) in %.
Source: Costa Rica Central Bank and FocusEconomics calculations.

Costa Rica Facts

Value Change Date
Exchange Rate571.0-0.57 %Jan 01

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