Nicaragua’s annual inflation rate edged up to 6.13 percent in August 2019 from 6.09 percent in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since December 2014, as prices increased at a faster pace for: food (6.02 percent vs 5.99 percent in July), health (6.70 percent vs 6.24 percent), utilities (5.16 percent vs 4.61 percent), and recreation & culture (6.73 vs 3.70 percent). In contrast, prices climbed at a softer pace for: clothing (3.78 percent vs 4.09 percent), transport (1.11 percent vs 3.19 percent), and communications (2.07 percent vs 2.24 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.04 percent, slowing from 0.44 percent.

Inflation Rate in Nicaragua averaged 8.57 percent from 1993 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 23.99 percent in September of 1993 and a record low of -0.12 percent in August of 2009. This page provides the latest reported value for - Nicaragua Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.

Inflation Rate in Nicaragua is expected to be 6.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Nicaragua to stand at 5.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Nicaragua Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 5.20 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Nicaragua Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.13 6.09 23.99 -0.12 1993 - 2019 percent Monthly
2006=100

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-06-07 03:00 PM May 6.0% 5.77% 5.9%
2019-07-10 03:10 PM Jun 5.63% 6% 6.2%
2019-08-08 11:00 PM Jul 6.09% 5.63% 5.5%
2019-09-06 10:00 PM Aug 6.13% 6.09% 6%


News Stream
2019-08-08
Nicaragua Inflation Climbs to 55-Month High
Nicaragua’s annual inflation rate climbed to 6.09 percent in July 2019 from 5.63 percent in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since December 2014, as prices increased at a faster pace for: food (5.99 percent vs 4.73 percent in June), clothing (4.09 percent vs 3.94 percent), health (6.24 percent vs 6.12 percent), transport (3.19 percent vs 2.59 percent), and recreation & culture (3.70 vs 3.19 percent). In contrast, prices advanced at a slower clip for utilities (4.61 percent vs 5.07 percent) and communications (2.24 percent vs 4.26 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.4 percent, accelerating from 0.1 percent in June.

2019-07-10
Nicaragua Inflation Rate Slows to 5.63% in June
Nicaragua’s annual inflation rate fell to 5.63 percent in June 2019 from 6 percent in the previous month. Prices eased for food and non-alcoholic beverages (4.7 percent from 4.8 percent in May); housing & utilities (5.1 percent from 5.8 percent); transport (2.6 percent from 4 percent); restaurants & hotels (4.2 percent from 4.3 percent); recreation & culture (3.2 percent from 8.2 percent); health (6.1 percent from 6.2 percent); and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (46.5 percent from 49.1 percent). Meanwhile, cost went up further for miscellaneous goods and services (10.3 percent from 10 percent); furniture & household equipment (6.6 percent from 6.5 percent); clothing & footwear (3.9 percent from 3.8 percent); and education (7 percent from 6.8 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.1 percent, slowing from a 0.8 percent gain in the prior month.

2019-06-07
Nicaragua May Inflation Rate at Over 4-Year High
Nicaragua’s annual inflation rate rose to 6 percent in May 2019 from 5.8 percent in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since December 2014, as prices advanced further for food and non-alcoholic beverages (4.8 percent from 4.5 percent in April); miscellaneous goods and services (10 percent from 8.9 percent); furniture & household equipment (6.5 percent from 6.2 percent); clothing & footwear (3.8 percent from 3.6 percent); health (6.2 percent from 5.8 percent); education (6.8 percent from 6.7 percent); recreation & culture (8.2 percent from 4.1 percent); and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (49.1 percent from 50.5 percent). In contrast, cost slowed for housing & utilities (5.8 percent from 5.9 percent) and transport (4 percent from 5.5 percent); and inflation was steady for restaurants & hotels (4.3 percent, the same as in April). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.8 percent, easing from a 1 percent rise in April.

2019-05-08
Nicaragua Annual Inflation Rate at Over 4-Year High in April
Nicaragua’s annual inflation rate rose to 5.77 percent in April 2019 from 5.08 percent in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since March 2015, as prices went up further for food and non-alcoholic beverages (4.5 percent from 3.9 percent in March); furniture & household equipment (6.2 percent from 5.6 percent); clothing & footwear (3.6 percent from 2.9 percent); restaurants & hotels (4.3 percent from 3.3 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (8.9 percent from 6.5 percent); health (5.8 percent from 5.7 percent); education (6.7 percent from 6.4 percent); and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (50.5 percent from 37.4 percent). Meanwhile, cost eased for housing & utilities (5.9 percent from 6.2 percent); transport (5.5 percent from 5.9 percent); and recreation & culture (4.1 percent from 5 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 1 percent, slowing from a 1.8 percent gain in March.

2019-04-11
Nicaragua Inflation Rate Rises to 5.1% YoY in March
Nicaragua’s annual inflation rate rose to 5.08 percent in March 2019 from 3.35 percent in February. Prices increased further for food and non-alcoholic beverages (3.9 percent from 1.9 percent in February); housing & utilities (6.2 percent from 5.9 percent); transport (5.9 percent from 3.4 percent); furniture & household equipment (5.6 percent from 3.3 percent percent); clothing & footwear (2.9 percent from 2.7 percent); recreation & culture (5 percent from 4.1 percent); restaurants & hotels (3.3 percent from 2.8 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (6.5 percent from 3.2 percent); health (5.7 percent from 5.3 percent); education (6.4 percent from 6.3 percent); and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (37.4 percent from 7.3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 1.8 percent, after a 0.3 percent gain in the prior month.

2019-03-28
Nicaragua Inflation Rate Edges Up to 3.4%
Nicaragua’s annual inflation rate edged up to 3.35 percent in February 2019 from 3.30 percent in the previous month. It was still the lowest inflation rate since July 2017. Faster inflation was mainly explained by: food and non-alcoholic beverages (1.91 percent vs 1.28 percent in January); housing & utilities (5.86 percent vs 5.70 percent); transport (3.41 percent vs 2.60 percent); furniture & household equipment (3.37 percent vs 2.86 percent), and clothing & footwear (2.69 percent vs 2.26 percent). In contrast, prices advanced at a slower pace for alcoholic beverages & tobacco (7.27 percent vs 7.66 percent), recreation & culture (4.12 percent vs 6.66 percent); and communications (4.74 percent vs 5.68 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.3 percent for the second straight month.


Nicaragua Inflation Rate
In Nicaragua, the most important category in the consumer price index is Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (30.9 percent of total weight). Housing and Utilities accounts for 9.8 percent; Restaurants and Hotels for 9.5 percent; Transport for 8.9 percent; Miscellaneous Goods and Services for 8 percent and Furniture, Household Goods and Maintenance for 7.4 percent. Clothing and Footwear; Health; Education; Recreation and Culture; Communication and Alcoholic beverages and Tobacco account for the remaining 25.5 percent of total weight.

Nicaragua Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 6.13 6.09 23.99 -0.12 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 227.70 228.00 228.10 65.66 points [+]
Producer Prices 255.80 252.20 255.80 95.20 points [+]
Producer Prices Change 0.80 0.70 30.90 -8.80 percent [+]
Food Inflation 6.10 6.00 35.25 -8.74 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.00 0.40 4.30 -0.61 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 213.70 212.80 213.70 66.85 points [+]
CPI Transportation 192.50 193.30 194.90 66.32 points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 219.17 218.46 219.17 135.13 points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 6.20 5.90 9.00 3.60 percent [+]