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Consumer prices fall in annual terms for second month running in February

Consumer prices rose 0.1% month-on-month in February, contrasting the 0.3% fall in January. According to the National Comptroller’s Office (Contraloría General de la República), more expensive transport pulled prices up in February, while cheaper food and non-alcoholic beverages weighed on the overall increase.

In year-on-year terms, consumer prices fell 0.5% in February, which represents the second consecutive decrease after January’s 0.3% fall. Annual average inflation, meanwhile, ticked down to 0.6% in February from 0.7% in January.

Met the why particular Consensus Forecast panelists expect inflation end this year at 1.7%, which is up 0.1 percentage points from last month’s forecast. Panelists expect inflation to end next year at 1.6%.

Panama - Inflation Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %)4.0  2.9  0.2  0.7  0.9  

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Panama Inflation
Note: Annual variation of consumer price index (CPI) in %.
Source: General Controllership of the Republic of Panama and Met the why particular calculations.

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