The annual inflation in Jamaica climbed to 4.0 percent in April 2019 from 3.4 percent in the previous month. Prices rose further for food & non-alcoholic beverages (5.8 percent from 5.3 percent in March); housing & utilities (3.1 percent from 0.2 percent); furnishings & household equipment (4.7 percent from 4.6 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (2.2 percent from 2.1 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (1.8 percent from 1.5 percent). On the other hand, cost eased for transport (1.2 percent from 1.7 percent); and inflation was steady for clothing & footwear (at 2.3 percent, the same as in March); restaurants & hotels (at 1.6 percent); recreation & culture (at 1.7 percent); health (at 1.6 percent) and education (at 4.2 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.1 percent slowing from a 0.8 percent gain in the previous month. Inflation Rate in Jamaica averaged 8.99 percent from 2002 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 26.49 percent in August of 2008 and a record low of 1.60 percent in November of 2016.

Inflation Rate in Jamaica is expected to be 3.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Jamaica to stand at 5.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Jamaica Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 4.70 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-02-21 09:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 2.3% 2.4% 2.3%
2019-03-15 11:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 2.4% 2.3% 2.2%
2019-04-16 08:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.4% 2.4% 2.1%
2019-05-15 11:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.0% 3.4% 3.0%
2019-06-18 10:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.0% 3.5%
2019-07-18 10:45 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.5%
2019-08-16 10:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.7%


Jamaica Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 4.00 3.40 26.49 1.60 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.10 0.80 3.30 -1.00 percent [+]
Food Inflation 5.80 5.30 35.00 0.10 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 243.60 247.40 259.10 96.30 Index Points [+]
Cpi Transportation 214.40 213.60 217.03 100.40 Index Points [+]
Consumer Price Index Cpi 256.80 256.50 257.43 60.90 Index Points [+]


Jamaica Inflation Rate

In Jamaica, the most important category in the consumer price index is Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (37.4 percent of total weight). Housing and Utilities accounts for 12.8 percent; Transport for 12.8 percent; Miscellaneous Goods and Services for 8.4 percent; Restaurants and Hotels for 6.2 percent and Furniture, Household Goods and Maintenance for 4.9 percent. Communication ; Recreation and Culture; Clothing and Footwear; Clothing and Footwear; Education and Alcoholic beverages and Tobacco account for the remaining 17.5 percent of total weight. This page provides - Jamaica Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Jamaica Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.00 3.40 26.49 1.60 2002 - 2019 percent Monthly
2006=100




Country Last Previous
Argentina 55.80 Apr/19
Australia 1.30 Mar/19
Brazil 4.94 Apr/19
Canada 2.00 Apr/19
China 2.50 Apr/19
Euro Area 1.70 Apr/19
France 1.30 Apr/19
Germany 2.00 Apr/19
India 2.92 Apr/19
Indonesia 2.83 Apr/19
Italy 1.10 Apr/19
Japan 0.50 Mar/19
Mexico 4.41 Apr/19
Netherlands 2.90 Apr/19
Russia 5.20 Apr/19
Saudi Arabia -1.90 Apr/19
Singapore 0.60 Mar/19
South Africa 4.40 Apr/19
South Korea 0.60 Apr/19
Spain 1.50 Apr/19
Switzerland 0.70 Apr/19
Turkey 19.50 Apr/19
United Kingdom 2.10 Apr/19
United States 2.00 Apr/19


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