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

The inflation rate in Jamaica eased to 4.40 percent in June of 2017 from 4.60 percent in the previous month. On a monthly basis, consumer prices climbed 0.7 percent after edging up 0.1 percent in May. It was the highest monthly jump in the first half of 2017, mainly driven by a 1.1 percent rise in the component of food and non-alcoholic beverages. Inflation Rate in Jamaica averaged 9.56 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-05-15 09:00 PM Apr 4.8% 4.1% 4.6%
2017-06-15 10:00 PM May 4.6% 4.8% 5.12%
2017-07-17 09:00 PM Jun 4.4% 4.6% 4.4%
2017-08-17 12:00 AM Jul 4.4% 4.26%
2017-09-15 08:50 PM Aug 4.16%
2017-10-18 09:30 PM Sep 4.10%

Jamaica Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 4.40 4.60 26.49 1.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.70 0.10 3.30 -0.70 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index Cpi 241.20 239.60 241.20 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 July of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.40 4.60 26.49 1.60 2002 - 2017 percent Monthly

inflation rate by Country

Australia 2.10 Mar/17
Brazil 3.00 Jun/17
Canada 1.30 May/17
China 1.50 Jun/17
Euro Area 1.30 Jun/17
France 0.70 Jun/17
Germany 1.60 Jun/17
India 1.54 Jun/17
Indonesia 4.37 Jun/17
Italy 1.20 Jun/17
Japan 0.40 May/17
Mexico 6.31 Jun/17
Netherlands 1.10 Jun/17
Russia 4.40 Jun/17
South Korea 1.90 Jun/17
Spain 1.50 Jun/17
Switzerland 0.20 Jun/17
Turkey 10.90 Jun/17
United Kingdom 2.60 Jun/17
United States 1.60 Jun/17