Nicaragua’s annual inflation rate edged up to 6.13 percent in August 2019 from 6.09 percent in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since December 2014, as prices increased at a faster pace for: food (6.02 percent vs 5.99 percent in July), health (6.70 percent vs 6.24 percent), utilities (5.16 percent vs 4.61 percent), and recreation & culture (6.73 vs 3.70 percent). In contrast, prices climbed at a softer pace for: clothing (3.78 percent vs 4.09 percent), transport (1.11 percent vs 3.19 percent), and communications (2.07 percent vs 2.24 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.04 percent, slowing from 0.44 percent. Inflation Rate in Nicaragua averaged 8.57 percent from 1993 until 2019, 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 6.20 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 5.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Nicaragua Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 5.20 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-06-07 03:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY May 6.0% 5.77% 5.9%
2019-07-10 03:10 PM Inflation Rate YoY Jun 5.63% 6% 6.2%
2019-08-08 11:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY Jul 6.09% 5.63% 5.5%
2019-09-06 10:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY Aug 6.13% 6.09% 6%
2019-10-25 11:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY Sep 6.13% 6.2%
2019-11-06 10:15 PM Inflation Rate YoY Oct 6.1%
2019-12-06 07:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY Nov 6%


Nicaragua Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 6.13 6.09 23.99 -0.12 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 228.00 228.10 228.10 65.66 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 255.80 252.20 255.80 95.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 0.80 0.70 30.90 -8.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.00 0.40 4.30 -0.61 percent [+]
Food Inflation 6.10 6.00 35.25 -8.74 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 212.80 211.10 212.80 66.85 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 193.30 194.30 194.90 66.32 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 218.46 217.36 218.46 135.13 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 6.20 5.90 9.00 3.60 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 October of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.13 6.09 23.99 -0.12 1993 - 2019 percent Monthly
2006=100




Country Last Previous
Argentina 53.50 Sep/19
Australia 1.60 Jun/19
Brazil 2.89 Sep/19
Canada 1.90 Sep/19
China 3.00 Sep/19
Euro Area 0.80 Sep/19
France 0.90 Sep/19
Germany 1.20 Sep/19
India 3.99 Sep/19
Indonesia 3.39 Sep/19
Italy 0.30 Sep/19
Japan 0.20 Sep/19
Mexico 3.00 Sep/19
Netherlands 2.60 Sep/19
Russia 4.00 Sep/19
Saudi Arabia -1.10 Aug/19
Singapore 0.50 Aug/19
South Africa 4.30 Aug/19
South Korea -0.40 Sep/19
Spain 0.10 Sep/19
Switzerland 0.10 Sep/19
Turkey 9.26 Sep/19
United Kingdom 1.70 Sep/19
United States 1.70 Sep/19


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