Nicaragua’s inflation rate rose to 5.10 percent year-on-year in October of 2018, barely unchanged from 5.14 percent in September. Prices increased at a softer pace for: food and non-alcoholic beverages (3.83 percent vs 4.35 percent in September); liquor & tobacco (7.47 percent vs 7.51 percent); footwear & clothing (2.12 percent vs 2.19 percent); utilities (7.35 percent vs 7.74 percent); communications (4.96 percent vs 5.19 percent); recreation & culture (6.15 percent vs 6.20 percent); restaurants & hotels (4.12 percent vs 4.52 percent) and home furniture & appliances (2.79 percent vs 2.89 percent). In contrast, cost rose at a much faster pace for transport (12.60 percent vs 9.29 percent), and went up modestly for health services (5.14 percent vs 5.02 percent). On a monthly basis, prices increased by 0.5 percent for the second straight month. Inflation Rate in Nicaragua averaged 8.69 percent from 1993 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 23.99 percent in September of 1993 and a record low of -0.12 percent in August of 2009.

Inflation Rate in Nicaragua is expected to be 5.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Nicaragua to stand at 5.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Nicaragua Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 5.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-05 10:15 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.95% 5.17% 5.0%
2018-10-25 11:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 5.14% 4.95% 5.20%
2018-11-06 10:15 PM Inflation Rate YoY 5.10% 5.14% 5.3%
2018-12-06 07:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY 5.10% 5.3%


Nicaragua Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 5.10 5.14 23.99 -0.12 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 216.70 215.50 216.70 65.66 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 251.90 252.70 254.10 95.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 4.80 4.60 30.90 -8.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.50 0.50 4.30 -0.61 percent [+]
Food Inflation 3.80 4.30 35.25 -8.74 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 207.60 205.90 207.60 66.85 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 194.90 192.00 194.90 66.32 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 206.37 205.99 206.37 135.13 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 4.10 4.20 9.00 3.90 percent [+]


Nicaragua Inflation Rate

In Nicaragua, the most important category in the consumer price index is Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (30.9 percent of total weight). Housing and Utilities accounts for 9.8 percent; Restaurants and Hotels for 9.5 percent; Transport for 8.9 percent; Miscellaneous Goods and Services for 8 percent and Furniture, Household Goods and Maintenance for 7.4 percent. Clothing and Footwear; Health; Education; Recreation and Culture; Communication and Alcoholic beverages and Tobacco account for the remaining 25.5 percent of total weight. This page provides the latest reported value for - Nicaragua Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Nicaragua Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.10 5.14 23.99 -0.12 1993 - 2018 percent Monthly
2006=100




Country Last
Argentina 45.50 Oct/18
Australia 1.90 Sep/18
Brazil 4.56 Oct/18
Canada 2.20 Sep/18
China 2.50 Oct/18
Euro Area 2.20 Oct/18
France 2.20 Oct/18
Germany 2.50 Oct/18
India 3.31 Oct/18
Indonesia 3.16 Oct/18
Italy 1.60 Oct/18
Japan 1.20 Sep/18
Mexico 4.90 Oct/18
Netherlands 2.10 Oct/18
Russia 3.50 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 2.10 Sep/18
Singapore 0.70 Sep/18
South Africa 5.10 Oct/18
South Korea 2.00 Oct/18
Spain 2.30 Oct/18
Switzerland 1.10 Oct/18
Turkey 25.24 Oct/18
United Kingdom 2.40 Oct/18
United States 2.50 Oct/18


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