Mexico Inflation Rate  1974-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in Mexico rose 2.73 percent year-on-year on August of 2016, following a 2.65 percent increase in July and lower than market expectations of 2.78 percent. The inflation rate has been running below the central bank’s 3 percent target since mid-2015 due to lower oil prices and despite the peso depreciation. Yet, the central bank already raised interest rates twice this year aiming to contain inflationary pressures that may arise from a weaker currency. Inflation Rate in Mexico averaged 25.77 percent from 1974 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 179.73 percent in February of 1988 and a record low of 2.13 percent in December of 2015. Inflation Rate in Mexico is reported by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI).

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.73 2.65 179.73 2.13 1974 - 2016 percent Monthly
Dec 2010=100
In Mexico, the most important categories in the CPI basket are Nonfood Goods (19.7 percent of the total weight); Housing (18.7 percent) and Other Services (18.4 percent). Food, Beverages and Tobacco account for 14.8 percent and Energy for 9.5 percent. Others include: Products subsidized by the government (5.3 percent); Education (5.1 percent); Meat and Eggs (4.8 percent) and Fruits and Vegetables (3.7 percent). The CPI index has a base of 100 as of December of 2010. The national index tracks 46 large, medium and small cities. This page provides - Mexico Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Mexico Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-07-07 01:00 PM Jun 2.54% 2.6% 2.6% 2.7%
2016-08-09 01:00 PM Jul 2.65% 2.54% 2.73% 2.49%
2016-09-08 01:00 PM Aug 2.73% 2.65% 2.78% 2.74%
2016-10-07 01:00 PM Sep 2.73% 2.9%
2016-11-09 02:00 PM Oct 2.83%
2016-12-08 02:00 PM Nov 2.87%

Mexico Inflation Rate Rises Slightly to 2.73% in August


Consumer prices in Mexico rose 2.73 percent year-on-year on August of 2016, following a 2.65 percent increase in July and lower than market expectations of 2.78 percent. The inflation rate has been running below the central bank’s 3 percent target since mid-2015 due to lower oil prices and despite the peso depreciation. Yet, the central bank already raised interest rates twice this year aiming to contain inflationary pressures that may arise from a weaker currency.

Year-on-year, health prices recorded the biggest increase (4.93 percent in August compared to 4.89 percent in July), followed by restaurants and hotels (4.51 percent compared to 4.88 percent); education (4.06 percent compared to 4.18 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (3.76 percent compared to 3.66 percent); food and non-alcoholic beverages (3.73 percent compared to 3.66 percent); furniture and household products (3.6 percent compared to 3.48 percent); clothing and footwear (3.53 percent compared to 3.15 percent); recreation and culture (3.22 percent compared to 3.23 percent); alcoholic beverages and tobacco (2.4 percent compared to 2.05 percent); transport (2.28 percent compared to 1.31 percent) and housing and utilities (1.77 percent compared to 2.11 percent). In contrast, prices of communication declined slightly faster (-13.21 percent compared to -13.03 percent).

Core inflation which excludes prices of energy, fruits and vegetables and livestock slowed slightly to 2.96 percent from 2.97 percent in July.

On a monthly basis, prices rose 0.28 percent, following a 0.26 percent growth in July and core consumer prices edged up 0.19 percent (0.17 percent in July).

INEGI | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
9/8/2016 2:31:18 PM

Mexico Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.73 2.65 179.73 2.13 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.28 0.26 15.46 -0.74 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 119.55 119.21 119.68 0.01 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 117.70 117.48 117.70 0.11 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.96 2.97 176.90 2.30 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 133.68 131.04 133.68 18.93 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 109.60 109.42 109.60 60.18 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 100.94 100.26 143.98 32.38 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 220.13 219.84 230.11 42.20 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 3.73 3.66 11.03 0.03 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 96.68 97.31 102.79 0.06 Index Points [+]




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