Consumer prices in El Salvador climbed 5.49 percent year-on-year in October of 2021, following a 4.97 percent rise in the previous month. It was the highest reading since September of 2011, as prices accelerated for food and non-alcoholic beverages (6.1 percent vs 3.9 percent), transportation (9 percent vs 8.4 percent), restaurant and hotels (5.1 percent vs 4.6 percent), and furniture and household maintenance (6.9 percent vs 6 percent). Meanwhile, inflation slowed for housing and utilities (8.2 percent vs 10 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices advanced 0.7 percent from 0.4 percent in September. source: Dirección General de Estadística y Censos - DIGESTYC

Inflation Rate in El Salvador averaged 3.02 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 November of 2021.

Inflation Rate in El Salvador is expected to be 6.30 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the El Salvador Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 2.50 percent in 2022 and 2.00 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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El Salvador Inflation Rate


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-10-08 03:00 PM Sep 4.97% 4.30% 4.5%
2021-11-10 02:30 PM Oct 5.49% 4.97% 5.1%
2021-12-07 03:00 PM Nov 5.49%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Inflation Rate 5.49 4.97 percent Oct/21
Inflation Rate Mom 0.70 0.40 percent Oct/21
Food Inflation 6.10 3.90 percent Oct/21
CPI Transportation 112.85 112.13 points Oct/21
CPI Housing Utilities 142.15 141.93 points Oct/21
Core Inflation Rate 3.00 2.80 percent Oct/21
Core Consumer Prices 109.65 109.26 points Oct/21

News Stream
El Salvador Inflation Rate at 10-Year High
Consumer prices in El Salvador climbed 5.49 percent year-on-year in October of 2021, following a 4.97 percent rise in the previous month. It was the highest reading since September of 2011, as prices accelerated for food and non-alcoholic beverages (6.1 percent vs 3.9 percent), transportation (9 percent vs 8.4 percent), restaurant and hotels (5.1 percent vs 4.6 percent), and furniture and household maintenance (6.9 percent vs 6 percent). Meanwhile, inflation slowed for housing and utilities (8.2 percent vs 10 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices advanced 0.7 percent from 0.4 percent in September.
2021-11-10
El Salvador Inflation Rate at Near 10-Year High
Consumer prices in El Salvador climbed 4.97 percent year-on-year in September of 2021, following a 4.3 percent rise in the previous month. It was the highest reading since December of 2011, as prices accelerated for food and non-alcoholic beverages (3.9 percent vs 2.1 percent in August), restaurants and hotels (4.6 percent vs 4.1 percent), and furniture (6 percent vs 5.1 percent). Meanwhile, inflation marginally slowed for housing and utilities (10 percent vs 10.1 percent), and transportation (8.4 percent vs 8.6 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices quickened 0.4 percent in September from 0.2 percent in August.
2021-10-08
El Salvador Inflation Rate at Over 9-Year High
Consumer prices in El Salvador climbed 3.4 percent year-on-year in July of 2021, following a 2.6 percent increase in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since March of 2012, amid a spike in prices of housing & utilities (8.5 percent vs 3.9 percent in June), lingering upward pressure from transports (8.8 percent vs 9.9 percent), as well as a marked reduction in downward pressure from food & non-alcoholic beverages (-0.1 percent vs -1.0 percent). Additionally, prices rose at a faster pace in restaurants & hotels (3.8 percent vs 3.6 percent), furnishings, household equipment & maintenance (5.2 percent vs 4.4 percent), apparel & footwear (3.1 percent vs 2.9 percent), and communication (0.1 percent vs -0.1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices advanced 0.7 percent, quickening from a 0.5 percent gain in June.
2021-08-17

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.