A monthly report contains the main results of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) from the National Statistics Institute, INE in Spanish. As a macroeconomic indicator, this data is used to measure the behavior of the general price level of the country's economy, based on prices observed in the reference month.
The overall most important results of June 2012 are as follows: intermonthly variation of 0.12%, an interannual variation of 3.47%, and an accumulated variation of 1.55%.
This report consists of six sections. The first develops some variables that affect domestic prices, which include: the behavior of the international food index, prepared by the FAO, the average international price of oil, exchange rate, bank lending rates and the behavior of inflation in major trading partners, the second details the results of the inter-monthly variations in domestic prices broken down by region and expenditure group, the third sets out and disaggregates the results of the interannual variations, the fourth analyzes the major ups and downs of the products that make up the CPI and their impact on the variation of prices, the fifth shows the results of the cost of basic goods, both food and the vital goods, also included are the changes in purchasing power of the Quetzal, and the sixth includes historical and regional average prices of goods and services which registered variations in the month under review.
The consumer price index shows for the month of January a variation of 5.44%, reported the Institute of Statistics and Censuses.
The consumer price index (CPI) measures the average change in prices of a group of goods and services corresponding to the most important items among households expenses (ENIGFAM 2009-2010). This index is based on a comparison with December 2010.
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