Panama inflation eases to 2.1 pct in Aug, transport costs fall

viernes 12 de septiembre de 2014 13:40 GYT
 

PANAMA CITY, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Panama's annual inflation
rate eased to 2.1 percent in August versus a 2.2 percent reading
in July, government figures showed on Friday, citing lower
transport, health and clothing costs.
    However, month on month, prices inceased in August 0.1
percent versus July.
    
                       Aug 2014   July 2014   Aug 2013
 Change on month (pct)  0.1        -0.8        0.3
 Change on year (pct)   2.1         2.2        3.9
 Index (base 2002)      152.2       152.0      149.1
 Food & beverage,       1.4         1.3        5.5
 year(pct)


 (Reporting by Elida Moreno)