The annual inflation rate in El Salvador stood at 2.59 percent in June of 2021, unchanged from the previous month. Main upward pressure came from prices of transports (9.89 percent vs 11.05 percent in May); furnishings & household equipment (4.36 percent vs 3.68 percent); health (3.91 percent vs 3.63 percent); housing utilities (3.89 percent vs 4.36 percent); and restaurants & hotels (3.60 percent vs 2.68 percent). Meanwhile, food & non-alcoholic beverages prices continued to fall (-1.12 percent vs -0.87 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.58 percent, following a 0.03 uptick in the prior month. source: Dirección General de Estadística y Censos - DIGESTYC

Inflation Rate in El Salvador averaged 3 percent from 1994 until 2021, 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. El Salvador Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2021.

Inflation Rate in El Salvador is expected to be 3.60 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 1.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the El Salvador Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 2.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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El Salvador Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.59 2.59 12.20 -2.25 1994 - 2021 percent Monthly
2009=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-04-14 04:30 PM Mar 1.77% 1.06% 1.4%
2021-05-07 10:20 PM Apr 2.79% 1.77% 1.8%
2021-06-10 02:15 PM May 2.59% 2.79%
2021-07-08 02:40 PM Jun 2.59% 2.59% 2.2%
2021-08-17 02:00 PM Jul 2.59% 2.4%
2021-09-09 03:10 PM Aug 3.2%
2021-10-08 02:00 PM Sep
2021-11-10 02:30 PM Oct


News Stream
El Salvador June Inflation Rate Holds Steady at 2.6%
The annual inflation rate in El Salvador stood at 2.59 percent in June of 2021, unchanged from the previous month. Main upward pressure came from prices of transports (9.89 percent vs 11.05 percent in May); furnishings & household equipment (4.36 percent vs 3.68 percent); health (3.91 percent vs 3.63 percent); housing utilities (3.89 percent vs 4.36 percent); and restaurants & hotels (3.60 percent vs 2.68 percent). Meanwhile, food & non-alcoholic beverages prices continued to fall (-1.12 percent vs -0.87 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.58 percent, following a 0.03 uptick in the prior month.
2021-07-08
El Salvador Inflation Rate Eases in May
El Salvador consumer prices climbed 2.59 percent year-on-year in May of 2021, easing from a nine-year high of 2.79 percent hit in the previous month. Main upward pressure came from prices in transports (11.05 percent vs 10.55 percent in April) and housing & utilities (4.36 percent vs 5.07 percent). Smaller inflationary pressures came from costs of furnishings and household equipment & maintenance (3.68 percent vs 3.38 percent), recreation & culture (1.34 percent vs 0.96 percent), restaurants & hotels (2.68 percent vs 2.40 percent), and apparel & footwear (2.73 percent vs 2.32 percent). Meanwhile, food & non-alcoholic beverages prices fell further (-0.87 percent vs -0.04 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched higher 0.03 percent, following a 0.64 percent increase in the prior month.
2021-06-10
El Salvador Inflation Hits Highest Level Since 2012
El Salvador consumer prices surged by 2.79 percent year-on-year in April of 2021, following a 1.77 percent increase in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since March of 2012, as prices advanced faster for housing & utilities (5.07 percent vs 2.54 percent in March) and transport (10.55 percent vs 2.34 percent). Meanwhile, food & non-alcoholic beverages prices fell (-0.04 percent vs 1.15 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.64 percent, following a 0.79 percent increase in the prior month.
2021-05-07
El Salvador Inflation Rate at 27-Month High
El Salvador consumer prices surged by 1.77 percent year-on-year in March 2021, following a 1.06 percent increase in the previous month. This was the highest inflation rate since December of 2017, as prices of transportation rebounded (2.34 percent vs -1.96 percent in February), and inflation quickened for food and non-alcoholic beverages (1.15 percent vs 0.73 percent), and housing & utilities (2.54 percent vs 2 percent). Other sectors have seen their prices rising at faster paces such as: medical care (3.16 percent vs 2.92 percent), restaurants & hotels (2.03 percent vs 1.78 percent) and furnishings & housing equipment (2.76 percent vs 2.45 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.78 percent, up from a 0.62 percent increase in the prior month.
2021-04-14

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.