Jamaica Inflation Rate  2002-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in Jamaica increased 3.9 percent year-on-year in March of 2018, following a 4.4 percent jump in the previous month. It was the slowest inflation since February of 2017, mainly explained by lower inflation for food & non-alcoholic beverages (4.1 percent vs 5.4 percent in February), clothing & footwear (2.3 percent vs 2.5 percent), and transport (3.7 percent vs 4.3 percent). In contrast, prices of utilities increased 3.8 percent after climbing 3.0 percent in February. On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged down 0.1 percent for the second month. Inflation Rate in Jamaica averaged 9.34 percent from 2002 until 2018, 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-02-15 10:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.8% 5.2% 5.1%
2018-03-15 10:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.4% 4.8% 4.60%
2018-04-17 08:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.9% 4.4% 4.30%
2018-05-15 09:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.9% 4.0%
2018-06-15 10:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.8%
2018-07-17 09:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.8%


Jamaica Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.90 4.40 26.49 1.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.10 -0.10 3.30 -0.70 percent [+]
Food Inflation 4.10 5.40 35.00 0.10 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 247.00 239.30 247.00 96.30 Index Points [+]
Cpi Transportation 210.00 210.80 212.40 100.40 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index Cpi 248.10 248.30 248.70 60.90 Index Points [+]


Jamaica Inflation Rate

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 April of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.90 4.40 26.49 1.60 2002 - 2018 percent Monthly
2006=100




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.90 Mar/18
Brazil 2.68 Mar/18
Canada 2.30 Mar/18
China 2.10 Mar/18
Euro Area 1.30 Mar/18
France 1.60 Mar/18
Germany 1.60 Mar/18
India 4.28 Mar/18
Indonesia 3.40 Mar/18
Italy 0.80 Mar/18
Japan 1.10 Mar/18
Mexico 5.04 Mar/18
Netherlands 1.00 Mar/18
Russia 2.40 Mar/18
South Korea 1.30 Mar/18
Spain 1.20 Mar/18
Switzerland 0.80 Mar/18
Turkey 10.23 Mar/18
United Kingdom 2.50 Mar/18
United States 2.40 Mar/18


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