The annual inflation rate in Dominican Republic rose to 4.17 percent from 3.66 percent in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since July 2018, as prices went up further for food & non-alcoholic beverages (7.61 percent vs 7.13 percent in December); transport (5.18 percent vs 3.16 percent); restaurants & hotels (2.30 percent vs 2.22 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (3.71 percent vs 3.51 percent); health (3.74 percent vs 3.65 percent); recreation & culture (0.87 percent vs 0.34 percent); education (4.60 percent vs 4.57 percent); and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (7.61 percent vs 7.26 percent). In contrast, cost of housing eased (0.10 percent vs 0.36 percent); and inflation was steady for furnishings (at 1.74 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.33 percent, after a 0.20 percent gain in December.

Inflation Rate in Dominican Republic averaged 13.84 percent from 1984 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 82.49 percent in February of 1991 and a record low of -1.57 percent in September of 2009. This page provides - Dominican Republic Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. source: Central Bank of Dominican Republic

Inflation Rate in Dominican Republic is expected to be 4.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Dominican Republic to stand at 3.70 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Dominican Republic Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 3.60 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.


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Dominican Republic Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.17 3.66 82.49 -1.57 1984 - 2020 percent Monthly
2010=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-11-18 11:00 PM Oct 2.48% 2.02% 1.9%
2019-12-12 04:30 PM Nov 3.23% 2.48% 2.7%
2020-01-13 03:30 PM Dec 3.66% 3.23% 3%
2020-02-11 02:30 PM Jan 4.17% 3.66% 3.8%
2020-03-13 05:00 PM Feb 4.17% 4.1%
2020-04-10 03:40 PM Mar 4%
2020-05-15 03:00 PM Apr
2020-06-11 03:00 PM May


News Stream
Dominican Republic Inflation Rate Rises to 1-1/2-Year High in January
The annual inflation rate in Dominican Republic rose to 4.17 percent from 3.66 percent in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since July 2018, as prices went up further for food & non-alcoholic beverages (7.61 percent vs 7.13 percent in December); transport (5.18 percent vs 3.16 percent); restaurants & hotels (2.30 percent vs 2.22 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (3.71 percent vs 3.51 percent); health (3.74 percent vs 3.65 percent); recreation & culture (0.87 percent vs 0.34 percent); education (4.60 percent vs 4.57 percent); and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (7.61 percent vs 7.26 percent). In contrast, cost of housing eased (0.10 percent vs 0.36 percent); and inflation was steady for furnishings (at 1.74 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.33 percent, after a 0.20 percent gain in December.
2020-02-11
Dominican Republic December Inflation Rate Rises to 16-Month High
The annual inflation rate in Dominican Republic increased to 3.66 percent from 3.23 percent in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since August last year, as prices rose further for transport (3.16 percent vs 0.93 percent in November); restaurants & hotels (2.22 percent vs 2.16 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (3.51 percent vs 3.44 percent); furnishings (1.74 percent vs 1.70 percent); and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (7.26 percent vs 6.99 percent). Also, cost rebounded for housing (0.36 percent vs -1.58 percent); and recreation & culture (0.34 percent vs -0.20 percent). Meanwhile, prices slowed for food & non-alcoholic beverages (7.13 percent vs 8.05 percent); and health (3.65 percent vs 3.68 percent). In addition, inflation was steady for education (at 4.57 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.20 percent, easing from a 0.37 percent gain in November.
2020-01-13
Dominican Republic Inflation Rate Rises to Over 1-Year High
The annual inflation rate in Dominican Republic rose to 3.23 percent from 2.48 percent in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since October last year, as prices went up further for food & non-alcoholic beverages (8.05 percent vs 7.79 percent in October); restaurants & hotels (2.16 percent vs 1.97 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (3.44 percent vs 3.30 percent); health (3.68 percent vs 3.44 percent); education (4.57 percent vs 4.55 percent); and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (6.99 percent vs 6.22 percent). Also, cost of transport rebounded (0.93 percent vs -0.76 percent). Additionally, prices fell less for housing (-1.58 percent vs -4.31 percent); and recreation & culture (-0.20 percent vs -0.59 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.37 percent, easing from a 0.67 percent gain in the prior month.
2019-12-12
Dominican Republic Inflation Rate at 1-Year High
The annual inflation rate in Dominican Republic rose to 2.48 percent in October of 2019 from 2.02 percent in September. It was the highest inflation rate since October last year, as prices advanced faster for food & non-alcoholic beverages (7.79 percent vs 7.09 percent in September); restaurants & hotels (1.97 percent vs 1.91 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (3.30 percent vs 3.12 percent) while cost dropped at a softer pace for transport (-0.76 percent vs -1.35 percent) and housing (-4.31 percent vs -4.93 percent). On the other hand, furniture & household equipment prices went up less (1.75 percent vs 2.00 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.67 percent, following a 0.38 percent increase in the prior month.
2019-11-19

Dominican Republic Inflation Rate
In Dominican Republic, the most important category in the consumer price index is Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (25.1 percent of total weight). Transport accounts for 18 percent; Housing and Utilities for 11.6 percent; Restaurants and Hotels for 8.5 percent; Miscellaneous Goods and Services for 7.5 percent and Furniture, Household Goods and Maintenance for 6.5 percent. Health; Clothing and Footwear; Recreation and Culture; Education; Communication and Alcoholic beverages and Tobacco account for the remaining 22.8 percent of total weight.