El Salvador consumer prices surged by 1.77 percent year-on-year in March 2021, following a 1.06 percent increase in the previous month. This was the highest inflation rate since December of 2017, as prices of transportation rebounded (2.34 percent vs -1.96 percent in February), and inflation quickened for food and non-alcoholic beverages (1.15 percent vs 0.73 percent), and housing & utilities (2.54 percent vs 2 percent). Other sectors have seen their prices rising at faster paces such as: medical care (3.16 percent vs 2.92 percent), restaurants & hotels (2.03 percent vs 1.78 percent) and furnishings & housing equipment (2.76 percent vs 2.45 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.78 percent, up from a 0.62 percent increase in the prior month. source: Dirección General de Estadística y Censos - DIGESTYC

Inflation Rate in El Salvador averaged 3.01 percent from 1994 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 12.20 percent in January of 1996 and a record low of -2.25 percent in September of 2015. This page provides - El Salvador Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. El Salvador Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2021.

Inflation Rate in El Salvador is expected to be 2.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in El Salvador to stand at 1.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the El Salvador Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 2.00 percent in 2022 and 2.20 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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El Salvador Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.77 1.06 12.20 -2.25 1994 - 2021 percent Monthly
2009=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-01-08 05:30 PM Dec -0.1% -0.2% 0.2%
2021-02-10 03:00 PM Jan 0.31% -0.09% -0.1%
2021-03-15 04:00 PM Feb 1.06% 0.31% 0.5%
2021-04-14 04:30 PM Mar 1.77% 1.06% 1.4%
2021-05-07 10:20 PM Apr 1.77% 1.8%
2021-06-10 02:15 PM May
2021-07-08 02:40 PM Jun
2021-08-17 02:00 PM Jul


News Stream
El Salvador Inflation Rate at 27-Month High
El Salvador consumer prices surged by 1.77 percent year-on-year in March 2021, following a 1.06 percent increase in the previous month. This was the highest inflation rate since December of 2017, as prices of transportation rebounded (2.34 percent vs -1.96 percent in February), and inflation quickened for food and non-alcoholic beverages (1.15 percent vs 0.73 percent), and housing & utilities (2.54 percent vs 2 percent). Other sectors have seen their prices rising at faster paces such as: medical care (3.16 percent vs 2.92 percent), restaurants & hotels (2.03 percent vs 1.78 percent) and furnishings & housing equipment (2.76 percent vs 2.45 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.78 percent, up from a 0.62 percent increase in the prior month.
2021-04-14
El Salvador Inflation Rate Highest in 27 Months
The consumer price inflation rate in El Salvador rose to 1.06 percent year-on-year in February 2021, up from 0.31 percent in the previous month and the highest since November of 2018. Upward pressure came from housing & utilities (2.00 percent vs -0.38 percent in January of 2021); food and non-alcoholic beverages (0.73 percent vs 0.12 percent); restaurants & hotels (1.78 percent vs 1.64 percent); furniture, household goods & maintenance (2.45 percent vs 1.85 percent); and miscellaneous goods and services (2.62 percent vs 2.68 percent). Meanwhile, prices declined at a softer pace for communication (-0.06 percent vs -0.1 percent) and transportation (-1.96 percent vs -3.17 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.62 percent, up from a 0.27 percent increase in the prior month.
2021-03-15
El Salvador Inflation Rate Rebounds to 0.31% in January
Consumer prices in El Salvador edged up 0.31 percent year-on-year in January 2021, following an upwardly revised 0.09 percent drop in the previous month. It is the first price increase since December 2019, as prices rose further for clothing & footwear (2.1 percent vs 1.89 percent in December); healthcare (1.86 percent vs 1.76 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (2.68 percent vs 2.51 percent). Meanwhile, prices declined at a softer pace for housing & utilities (-0.38 percent vs -2.19 percent in September); communication (-0.1 percent vs -0.63 percent) and transportation (-3.17 percent vs -4.74 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.27 percent, from a 0.2 percent increase in the prior month.
2021-02-10
El Salvador Deflation Eases in October
Consumer prices in El Salvador fell 0.2 percent year-on-year in October 2020, following a 0.4 percent drop in the previous month. Cost declined at a softer pace for housing & utilities (-1.9 percent vs -4.3 percent in September); and communication (-0.8 percent vs -0.9 percent). Also, prices advanced further for miscellaneous goods & services (2.1 percent vs 1.8 percent); clothing & footwear (1.2 percent vs 0.7 percent); health (1.2 percent vs 1.1 percent); and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (2.2 percent vs 1.7 percent). Additionally, cost of recreation & culture rebounded (0.2 percent vs -0.3 percent). In contrast, cost of food & non-alcoholic beverages slowed (0.7 percent vs 1.4 percent); while transportation prices dropped at a faster pace (-5 percent vs -4.8 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.2 percent, rebounding from a 0.2 percent decrease in the prior month.
2020-11-10

El Salvador Inflation Rate
In El Salvador, the most important category in the consumer price index is Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (26.3 percent of total weight). Housing and Utilities accounts for 12.4 percent; Transport for 12 percent; Restaurants and Hotels for 8.2 percent; Furniture, Household Goods and Maintenance for 7.8 percent and Miscellaneous Goods and Services for 7.7 percent. Recreation and Culture; Health; Clothing and Footwear; Communication; Education and Alcoholic beverages and Tobacco account for the remaining 25.6 percent of total weight.