Consumer prices in Panama dropped 0.3 percent year-on-year in January 2019, following a 0.2 percent increase in the previous month. It is the first decrease in consumer prices since October 2015. Prices fell for several categories, mainly transport (-3.5% vs -1.6%); recreation & culture (-0.5% vs -0.3%); communications (-1.3% vs -1.2%); housing & utilities (-0.5% vs -0.3%) and clothing & footwear (-1.2% vs -1.3%). In contrast, cost advanced at the same pace for food & non-alcoholic beverages (0.7%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.3 percent, after decreasing 0.4 percent in December. Inflation Rate in Panama averaged 3.25 percent from 2008 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 10.04 percent in September of 2008 and a record low of -0.40 percent in February of 2015.

Inflation Rate in Panama is expected to be 1.10 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Panama to stand at 1.70 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Panama Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 2.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-11-16 11:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 1.0% 0.8% 1.2%
2018-12-19 11:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 0.8% 1.0% 1.4%
2019-01-15 10:20 PM Inflation Rate YoY 0.2% 0.8% 1.0%
2019-02-15 04:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY -0.3% 0.2% 0.5%
2019-03-14 10:15 PM Inflation Rate YoY -0.3%
2019-04-12 03:55 PM Inflation Rate YoY 1.1%
2019-05-14 07:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY


Panama Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate -0.30 0.20 10.04 -0.40 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.30 -0.40 0.90 -0.90 percent [+]
Food Inflation 0.70 0.70 15.60 -1.70 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index Cpi 104.40 104.67 105.57 101.42 Index Points [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 101.09 101.89 107.31 98.20 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 101.01 102.34 108.30 96.00 Index Points [+]


Panama Inflation Rate

In Panama, the most important categories in the consumer price index are Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (22.4 percent of total weight) and Transport (16.8 percent). Miscellaneous Goods and Services account for 9.8 percent; Recreation and Culture for 9.7 percent; Housing and Utilities for 8.5 percent and Furniture, Household Goods and Maintenance for 7.8 percent. Clothing and Footwear; Restaurants and Hotels; Communication; Health; Education and Alcoholic beverages and Tobacco account for the remaining 25 percent of total weight. This page provides - Panama Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Panama Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.30 0.20 10.04 -0.40 2008 - 2019 percent Monthly
2013=100




Country Last Previous
Argentina 48.90 Jan/19
Australia 1.80 Dec/18
Brazil 3.78 Jan/19
Canada 2.00 Dec/18
China 1.70 Jan/19
Euro Area 1.40 Jan/19
France 1.20 Jan/19
Germany 1.40 Jan/19
India 2.05 Jan/19
Indonesia 2.82 Jan/19
Italy 0.90 Jan/19
Japan 0.30 Dec/18
Mexico 4.37 Jan/19
Netherlands 2.20 Jan/19
Russia 5.00 Jan/19
Saudi Arabia -1.90 Jan/19
Singapore 0.50 Dec/18
South Africa 4.00 Jan/19
South Korea 0.80 Jan/19
Spain 1.00 Jan/19
Switzerland 0.60 Jan/19
Turkey 20.35 Jan/19
United Kingdom 1.80 Jan/19
United States 1.60 Jan/19


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