Inflation in Panama
Panama - Inflation
Inflation comes in at highest level since February 2013 in May
Consumer prices increased 0.76% over the previous month in May, picking up from the 0.58% rise seen in April. The result was largely driven by rising price pressures for food and non-alcoholic beverages as well transport. On the other hand, clothing and footwear saw a small reduction in prices.
Inflation rose to 4.2% in May, following April’s 3.7%. May's result marked the highest inflation rate since February 2013. Meanwhile, the trend pointed up mildly, with annual average inflation coming in at 2.9% in May (April: 2.7%).
Our panelists project that inflation will end 2022 at 4.0%, which is down 0.1 percentage points from last month’s forecast. The panel sees inflation ending 2023 at 2.3%.
Panama - Inflation Data
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Panama Inflation Chart
Source: General Controllership of the Republic of Panama and FocusEconomics calculations.
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July 22, 2022
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June 20, 2022
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June 15, 2022
Consumer prices increased 0.76% over the previous month in May, picking up from the 0.58% rise seen in April.
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May 19, 2022
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