Costa Rica: Inflation picks up pace in October
Topics: COSTA RICA
The figure was primarily driven by sharper growth in prices for transport, as well as for food and non-alcoholic beverages, which were partly offset by lower prices for education, and rent and household services.
Inflation rose to 0.5% in October from 0.3% in September.
Meanwhile, the trend pointed down slightly, with annual average inflation coming in at 0.9% in October (September: 1.0%).
FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect inflation to end 2021 at 2.4%, which is unchanged from last month's forecast, and 2022 at 2.8%. ■