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Haiti – Economy : Inflation increases to 16%

According to the new Consumer Price Index (CPI base 100, 2017-2018 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-26268-haiti-economy-a-new-index-of-consumer-prices-more-efficient.html ), in January 2019 monthly inflation increased by + 1.6% (against + 1.5% the previous month) or 15.5% on an annual basis, against 15.1% in December 2018.

This increase in inflation is due in particular to the behavior of functions such as : Food and non-alcoholic beverages (+ 1.9% over one month and 18.9% over one year), clothing and footwear (+ 1.6% over one month) and 17.1% year-on-year), Furniture, household goods and household maintenance (+ 2.2% over one month and 21.6% over one year), and Health (+ 2.4% over one month and 25.3% over one year).

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