Tegucigalpa, May 8 (Latest) .- Inflation in Honduras, measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), registered a rate of 1.69% in April, higher than the 0.40% rate in the same month of 2021 , with which the accumulated in the first quarter of 2022 is 4.26%, the Central Bank (BCH) reported this Sunday.
The issuing body indicated in a report that inflation last April was influenced by the increases registered in the passenger land transport service, fuels for vehicle and domestic use, and some perishable and industrialized foods.
He pointed out that the transport sector, with 0.72 percentage points, was the one that most influenced the behavior of inflation in April.
Food and non-alcoholic beverages are added, with 0.49 percentage points, and accommodation, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (0.21 points), added the issuing entity of Honduras.
In a lower percentage, the hotel, cafeteria and restaurant sectors contributed (0.09 points); furniture and household items (0.07 points); clothing and footwear, and personal care (with 0.04 points each); recreation and culture (0.02 points) and health (0.01 points), he pointed out.
On the other hand, inflation in the last 12 months was 8.35%, that is, 4.39 percentage points more than in the same previous period when it was 3.96%, he indicated.
The institution highlighted that all regions of the country registered “positive inflation” in April, mainly due to the general growth in the price of international air transport tickets, taxis, urban and interurban transport, in addition to fuels for vehicle use and kerosene.
The region with the largest increase in April was the central rest, with 2.36%, where the rise in the food and non-alcoholic beverages sector had the most influence.
The northern and eastern metropolitan areas registered inflation of 2.18% and 1.43%, respectively, due to the increase in the price of food and beverages consumed outside the home, clothing, footwear and personal care items.
Inflation was reported in the rest of the regions: south (1.57%), western (1.52%), central metropolitan and rest north (1.41% each).
Honduras closed last year with an inflation rate of 5.32%, higher than the range forecast by the country’s economic authorities.
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