Jamaica Inflation Rate  2002-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The inflation rate in Jamaica increased to 4.8 percent year-on-year in April of 2017 from 4.1 percent in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since January of 2015. On a monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index increased by 0.3 percent, following a 0.4 percent rise in the previous month, and was mainly attributed to a 1.7 percent rise in the transport division. Inflation Rate in Jamaica averaged 9.62 percent from 2002 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 26.49 percent in August of 2008 and a record low of 1.60 percent in November of 2016.

Jamaica Inflation Rate
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-21 02:30 PM Feb 3.6% 2.6% 2.8%
2017-04-18 09:30 PM Mar 4.1% 3.6% 4.14%
2017-05-15 09:00 PM Apr 4.8% 4.1% 4.6%
2017-06-15 08:50 PM May 4.8% 5.12%
2017-07-14 09:00 PM Jun 5.31%
2017-08-17 12:00 AM Jul 5.41%




Jamaica Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 4.80 4.10 26.49 1.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.30 0.40 3.30 -0.70 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index Cpi 239.30 238.70 239.30 60.90 Index Points [+]


Jamaica Inflation Rate Notes

In Jamaica, the most important category in the consumer price index is Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (37.4 percent of total weight). Housing and Utilities accounts for 12.8 percent; Transport for 12.8 percent; Miscellaneous Goods and Services for 8.4 percent; Restaurants and Hotels for 6.2 percent and Furniture, Household Goods and Maintenance for 4.9 percent. Communication ; Recreation and Culture; Clothing and Footwear; Clothing and Footwear; Education and Alcoholic beverages and Tobacco account for the remaining 17.5 percent of total weight. This page provides - Jamaica Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Jamaica Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.80 4.10 26.49 1.60 2002 - 2017 percent Monthly
2006=100



inflation rate by Country

Last
Australia 2.10 Mar/17
Brazil 4.08 Apr/17
Canada 1.60 Apr/17
China 1.20 Apr/17
Euro Area 1.90 Apr/17
France 1.20 Apr/17
Germany 2.00 Apr/17
India 2.99 Apr/17
Indonesia 4.17 Apr/17
Italy 1.90 Apr/17
Japan 0.20 Mar/17
Mexico 5.82 Apr/17
Netherlands 1.60 Apr/17
Russia 4.10 Apr/17
South Korea 1.90 Apr/17
Spain 2.60 Apr/17
Switzerland 0.40 Apr/17
Turkey 11.87 Apr/17
United Kingdom 2.70 Apr/17
United States 2.20 Apr/17