Consumer price index shows small increase over March

Household inflation in April was .15 percent, less than two-tenths of a percent, according to the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censo, which keep track of changes in the consumer price index.

The institute said that the accumulated inflation in consumer prices from January to April was 1.53 percent, which is lower than the 2.63 percent of the same period last year.
The price index is based on 292 goods and services. In April 53 percent increased over March and 33 percent decreased. Some 14 percent stayed the same, said the institute.

Vegetables showed a decrease, but transportation was higher because of the increased price of motor fuel.

Other sources noted that the price of alcoholic beverages had increased as much as 10 percent, but that was not noted by the institute

This entry was posted in Costa Rica News. Bookmark the permalink.