Inflation in Dominican Republic
Consumer price inflation in the Dominican Republic averaged 4.0% in the ten years to 2022, which is above the Central America and Caribbean regional average of 3.4%. The 2022 average figure was 8.8%. For more inflation information, visit our dedicated page.
Dominican Republic Inflation Chart
Dominican Republic Inflation Data
|Inflation (CPI, ann. var. %, aop)||3.6||1.8||3.8||8.2||8.8|
|Inflation (CPI, ann. var. %, eop)||1.2||3.7||5.6||8.5||7.8|
Inflation falls in October
Inflation receded to 4.3% in October, down from September’s 4.4%. Looking at the details of the release, price pressures cooled largely on a softer increase in prices for food. Moreover, prices for housing and utilities grew at a more subdued pace. Accordingly, the trend pointed down; annual average inflation fell to 5.4% in October (September: 5.7%). Meanwhile, core inflation edged down to 4.6% in October, from September’s 4.7%. Finally, consumer prices increased 0.22% from the previous month in October, below September's 0.43% increase. October's result marked the weakest reading since May.
October’s headline print moved closer to the mid-point of the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic’s 3.0–5.0% target range. Similarly, core price pressures also fell again. Consequently, the Central Bank is likely to deliver another interest rate cut when it convenes next at the end of November.
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