The annual inflation rate in El Salvador decreased to 0.43 percent in December 2018 from 1.08 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation rate since February 2017, as prices fell for transport (-1.01 from 2.0 percent in November). Also, cost eased for food & non-alcoholic beverages (0.37 percent from 0.46 percent); housing & utilities (3.0 percent from 4.52 percent); restaurants & hotels (1.77 percent from 1.78 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (0.29 percent from 0.75 percent) and health (0.79 percent from 0.96 percent). Additionally, prices continued to decline for clothing & footwear (-1.73 percent from -1.50 percent); furnishings & household equipment (-1.10 percent from -0.88 percent) and education (-0.64 percent, the same as in November). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.5 percent, after falling 0.2 percent in the prior month. Inflation Rate in El Salvador averaged 3.28 percent from 1994 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 12.20 percent in January of 1996 and a record low of -2.25 percent in September of 2015.

Inflation Rate in El Salvador is expected to be 1.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in El Salvador to stand at 2.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the El Salvador Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 2.30 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-10-08 03:15 PM Inflation Rate YoY 1.39% 1.45% 1.6%
2018-11-13 02:05 PM Inflation Rate YoY 1.50% 1.39% 1.6%
2018-12-07 05:40 PM Inflation Rate YoY 1.08% 1.50% 1.7%
2019-01-09 05:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY 0.43% 1.08% 1.3%
2019-02-07 04:05 PM Inflation Rate YoY 0.43% 0.6%
2019-03-07 05:40 PM Inflation Rate YoY
2019-04-12 02:20 PM Inflation Rate YoY 1.3%


El Salvador Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.43 1.08 12.20 -2.25 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 112.30 112.82 113.02 48.44 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 116.02 116.10 183.94 95.92 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.76 1.97 27.69 -20.34 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.50 -0.20 2.97 -3.31 percent [+]
Food Inflation 0.37 0.46 10.13 -5.57 percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 105.82 105.83 105.91 100.00 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.17 0.22 2.74 -1.37 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 138.12 139.57 208.60 85.46 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 108.27 110.75 118.26 94.18 Index Points [+]


El Salvador Inflation Rate

In El Salvador, the most important category in the consumer price index is Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (26.3 percent of total weight). Housing and Utilities accounts for 12.4 percent; Transport for 12 percent; Restaurants and Hotels for 8.2 percent; Furniture, Household Goods and Maintenance for 7.8 percent and Miscellaneous Goods and Services for 7.7 percent. Recreation and Culture; Health; Clothing and Footwear; Communication; Education and Alcoholic beverages and Tobacco account for the remaining 25.6 percent of total weight. This page provides - El Salvador Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. El Salvador Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.43 1.08 12.20 -2.25 1994 - 2018 percent Monthly
2009=100




Country Last Previous
Argentina 47.10 Dec/18
Australia 1.90 Sep/18
Brazil 3.75 Dec/18
Canada 1.70 Nov/18
China 1.90 Dec/18
Euro Area 1.60 Dec/18
France 1.60 Dec/18
Germany 1.70 Dec/18
India 2.19 Dec/18
Indonesia 3.13 Dec/18
Italy 1.10 Dec/18
Japan 0.30 Dec/18
Mexico 4.83 Dec/18
Netherlands 2.00 Dec/18
Russia 4.30 Dec/18
Saudi Arabia 2.80 Nov/18
Singapore 0.30 Nov/18
South Africa 5.20 Nov/18
South Korea 1.30 Dec/18
Spain 1.20 Dec/18
Switzerland 0.70 Dec/18
Turkey 20.30 Dec/18
United Kingdom 2.10 Dec/18
United States 1.90 Dec/18


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