Consumer prices in El Salvador fell 0.08 percent year-on-year in January 2020, following a 0.01 percent gain in the previous month. Prices dropped further for housing & utilities (-3.64 percent vs -2.31 percent in December) and communication (-1.71 percent vs -1.18 percent). Also, cost of recreation & culture declined (-0.17 percent vs 0.52 percent); and prices slowed for restaurants & hotels (0.74 percent vs 0.91 percent); education (0.69 percent vs 0.73 percent); and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (3.12 percent vs 3.22 percent). Meanwhile, cost advanced at a faster pace for food & non-alcoholic beverages (1.28 percent vs 1.20 percent); and transport (1.62 percent vs 0.49 percent in December). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.12 percent, after rising 0.10 percent in the prior month.

Inflation Rate in El Salvador averaged 3.15 percent from 1994 until 2020, 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.

Inflation Rate in El Salvador is expected to be 0.10 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 1.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the El Salvador Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 1.30 percent in 2021 and 1.50 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.


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El Salvador Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.08 0.01 12.20 -2.25 1994 - 2020 percent Monthly
2009=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-11-08 03:50 PM Oct -0.87% -0.68% -0.7%
2019-12-09 02:30 PM Nov -0.58% -0.87% -0.8%
2020-01-09 05:30 PM Dec 0.01% -0.58% -0.4%
2020-02-10 03:00 PM Jan -0.08% 0.01% 0.1%
2020-03-06 05:00 PM Feb -0.08% 0%
2020-04-09 03:00 PM Mar 0.1%
2020-05-08 02:15 PM Apr
2020-06-10 01:15 PM May


News Stream
El Salvador Consumer Prices Fall in January
Consumer prices in El Salvador fell 0.08 percent year-on-year in January 2020, following a 0.01 percent gain in the previous month. Prices dropped further for housing & utilities (-3.64 percent vs -2.31 percent in December) and communication (-1.71 percent vs -1.18 percent). Also, cost of recreation & culture declined (-0.17 percent vs 0.52 percent); and prices slowed for restaurants & hotels (0.74 percent vs 0.91 percent); education (0.69 percent vs 0.73 percent); and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (3.12 percent vs 3.22 percent). Meanwhile, cost advanced at a faster pace for food & non-alcoholic beverages (1.28 percent vs 1.20 percent); and transport (1.62 percent vs 0.49 percent in December). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.12 percent, after rising 0.10 percent in the prior month.
2020-02-10
El Salvador Consumer Prices Nearly Flat in December
Consumer prices in El Salvador increased 0.01 percent year-on-year in December 2019, following a 0.58 percent decrease in the prior month. Main upward pressure came from prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (1.20 percent vs 0.76 percent in November); transport (0.49 percent vs -1.16 percent); recreation & culture (0.52 percent vs 0.41 percent); restaurants & hotels (0.91 percent vs 0.68 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (3.22 percent vs 2.96 percent). In contrast, cost fell for housing & utilities (-2.31 percent vs -3.96 percent); clothing & footwear (-1.85 percent vs -1.72 percent); furnishings (-1.20 percent, the same pace as in November); communication (-1.18 percent vs -0.95 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (-0.28 percent vs -0.32 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.1 percent, the same pace as in the previous month.
2020-01-09
El Salvador Consumer Prices Fall for 4th Month
Consumer prices in El Salvador fell 0.58 percent year-on-year in November 2019, following a 0.87 percent decline in the previous month. Cost went down less for housing & utilities (-3.96 percent from -4.73 percent in October); transport (-1.16 percent from -2.77 percent); and communication (-0.95 percent from -1.05 percent). Additionally, prices rose further for restaurants & hotels slowed (0.68 percent from 0.52 percent); health (0.87 percent from 0.7 percent); and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (2.96 percent from 2.82 percent). Meanwhile, prices eased for food & non-alcoholic beverages (0.41 percent from 0.76 percent); and recreation & culture (0.41 percent from 0.53 percent). Also, cost of miscellaneous goods & services fell at a softer pace (-0.32 percent from -0.12 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.1 percent.
2019-12-09
El Salvador Consumer Prices Fall for 3rd Month
Consumer prices in El Salvador declined 0.87 percent year-on-year in October 2019, after a 0.68 percent fall in September. It was the third straight decrease in consumer prices and the sharpest since December 2016, as cost dropped further in housing & utilities (-4.73 percent vs -2.13 percent in September); transport (-2.77 percent vs -2.76 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (-0.12 percent vs -0.07 percent). Also, cost of restaurants & hotels slowed (0.52 percent vs 0.99 percent). In contrast, cost of food & non-alcoholic beverages rebounded (0.71 percent vs -0.16 percent); and prices advanced at a faster pace for recreation & culture (0.53 percent vs 0.36 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (2.82 percent vs 2.78 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were unchanged, after decreasing 0.15 percent in September.
2019-11-08

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.