Costa Rica Inflation Rate

The inflation rate in Costa Rica was recorded at 3.26 percent in March of 2014. Inflation Rate in Costa Rica is reported by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos de Costa Rica. Inflation Rate in Costa Rica averaged 15.89 Percent from 1977 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 108.89 Percent in September of 1982 and a record low of 2.57 Percent in November of 2009. In Costa Rica, the main components of the consumer price index are: Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (19 percent of the total weight); Transportation (18 percent) and Rent and Household Services (11 percent). Furniture and Household Equipment account for 9 percent; Restaurants and Hotels for 8.6 percent; Entertainment and Culture for 7 percent and Miscellaneous Goods and Services for 6 percent. Others include: Education (5.9 percent); Clothing and Footwear (5.8 percent); Health Care (5 percent); Communications (4 percent) and Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (1 percent). The national index has a base of 100 as of July 2006. The CPI reflects the prices and spending patterns registered in the 114 urban districts of the country. This page provides - Costa Rica Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-21

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
3.26 2.74 108.89 2.57 2.49 | 2014/04 1977 - 2014 Percent Monthly
2006=100

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Costa Rica Inflation Rate
LIST BY COUNTRY


CALENDAR GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2013-10-02 05:00 PM Costa Rica
Inflation Rate YoY
Sep 2013 5.37% 5.31% 5.04%
2013-11-04 04:35 PM Costa Rica
Inflation Rate YoY
Oct 2013 4.11% 5.37% 3.16%
2013-12-03 05:00 PM Costa Rica
Inflation Rate YoY
Nov 2013 3.44% 4.11% 2.96%
2014-04-02 06:00 PM Costa Rica
Inflation Rate YoY
Mar 2014 3.26% 2.7% 2.69%
2014-05-05 04:00 PM Costa Rica
Inflation Rate YoY
Apr 2014 3.26% 2.49%
2014-06-03 04:00 PM Costa Rica
Inflation Rate YoY
May 2014 3.77%
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Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Inflation Rate 3.26 2014-03-31 2.74 108.89 2.57 2.49 2014-04-30 Percent [+]
Consumer Price Index (CPI) 165.76 2014-03-15 164.75 165.76 0.85 166.53 2014-04-30 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 367.48 2014-03-15 361.89 367.48 56.31 371.53 2014-04-30 Index Points [+]
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Inflation Rate | Notes
The data given on this page shows an annual change in the Consumer Price Index. The CPI measures changes in the price level of consumer goods and services purchased by households. The CPI is calculated by taking price changes for each item in the predetermined basket of goods and services and averaging them. The items weight according to their importance. Depending on the country, the highest weights are usually given to the food, energy, housing, clothing, medical care, transportation and household equipment.


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Costa Rica Capital Flows at 779.61 USD Million  
Capital Flows in Costa Rica increased to 779.61 USD Million in the fourth quarter of 2013 from 470.53 USD Million in the third quarter of 2013. Capital Flows in Costa Rica is reported by the Central Bank of Costa Rica.
Costa Rica Changes in Inventories at -37884.70 CRC Million  
Changes in Inventories in Costa Rica decreased to -37884.70 CRC Million in the fourth quarter of 2013 from 9872.70 CRC Million in the third quarter of 2013. Changes in Inventories in Costa Rica is reported by the Central Bank of Costa Rica.
Costa Rica Consumer Price Index (CPI) at 165.76 Index Points  
Consumer Price Index (CPI) in Costa Rica increased to 165.76 Index Points in March of 2014 from 164.75 Index Points in February of 2014. Consumer Price Index (CPI) in Costa Rica is reported by the Central Bank of Costa Rica.
Costa Rica Consumer Spending at 448161.30 CRC Million  
Consumer Spending in Costa Rica increased to 448161.30 CRC Million in the fourth quarter of 2013 from 389016.20 CRC Million in the third quarter of 2013. Consumer Spending in Costa Rica is reported by the Central Bank of Costa Rica.
Costa Rica Current Account at -760.14 USD Million  
Costa Rica recorded a Current Account deficit of 760.14 USD Million in the fourth quarter of 2013. Current Account in Costa Rica is reported by the Central Bank of Costa Rica.
Costa Rica Foreign Exchange Reserves at 317.85 USD Million  
Foreign Exchange Reserves in Costa Rica increased to 317.85 USD Million in the fourth quarter of 2013 from 260.22 USD Million in the third quarter of 2013. Foreign Exchange Reserves in Costa Rica is reported by the Central Bank of Costa Rica.
Costa Rica GDP Constant Prices at 573458.30 CRC Million  
GDP Constant Prices in Costa Rica increased to 573458.30 CRC Million in the fourth quarter of 2013 from 573221.30 CRC Million in the third quarter of 2013. GDP Constant Prices in Costa Rica is reported by the Central Bank Of Costa Rica.
Costa Rica Government Spending at 50118.70 CRC Million  
Government Spending in Costa Rica increased to 50118.70 CRC Million in the fourth quarter of 2013 from 49767.90 CRC Million in the third quarter of 2013. Government Spending in Costa Rica is reported by the Central Bank of Costa Rica.
Costa Rica Gross Fixed Capital Formation at 183181.90 CRC Million  
Gross Fixed Capital Formation in Costa Rica increased to 183181.90 CRC Million in the fourth quarter of 2013 from 155588.20 CRC Million in the third quarter of 2013. Gross Fixed Capital Formation in Costa Rica is reported by the Central Bank Of Costa Rica.
Costa Rica Producer Prices at 367.48 Index Points  
Producer Prices in Costa Rica increased to 367.48 Index Points in March of 2014 from 361.89 Index Points in February of 2014. Producer Prices in Costa Rica is reported by the Central Bank of Costa Rica.
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