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

The inflation rate in Jamaica edged down to 4.4 percent in August of 2017 from 4.5 percent in the previous month. On a monthly basis, consumer prices climbed 0.3 percent after climbing 0.6 percent in July. Recreation and culture booked the highest movement of 1.3 percent, influenced mainly by price increases for books and other school equipment. Inflation Rate in Jamaica averaged 9.51 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 Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-07-17 09:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.4% 4.6% 4.4%
2017-08-17 10:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.5% 4.4% 4.2%
2017-09-15 08:15 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.4% 4.5% 4.6%
2017-10-18 09:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.50%
2017-11-21 05:50 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.50%
2017-12-15 06:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.50%


Jamaica Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 4.40 4.50 26.49 1.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.30 0.60 3.30 -0.70 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index Cpi 242.70 241.20 242.70 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 September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.40 4.50 26.49 1.60 2002 - 2017 percent Monthly
2006=100



inflation rate by Country

Last
Australia 1.90 Jun/17
Brazil 2.46 Aug/17
Canada 1.20 Jul/17
China 1.80 Aug/17
Euro Area 1.50 Aug/17
France 0.90 Aug/17
Germany 1.80 Aug/17
India 3.36 Aug/17
Indonesia 3.82 Aug/17
Italy 1.20 Aug/17
Japan 0.40 Jul/17
Mexico 6.66 Aug/17
Netherlands 1.40 Aug/17
Russia 3.30 Aug/17
South Korea 2.60 Aug/17
Spain 1.60 Aug/17
Switzerland 0.50 Aug/17
Turkey 10.68 Aug/17
United Kingdom 2.90 Aug/17
United States 1.90 Aug/17