August prices rise 0.34%, paced by foods
Santo Domingo.- The Central Bank on Thurs. said consumer prices in August rose 0.34% compared to July, placing the accumulated inflation for the first eight months at 1.99%.
“Year-on-year inflation, measured from August 2018 to August 2019, stood at 1.72%, staying below the lower limit of the target range of 4.0% ± 1.0%, established in the Monetary Program.”
The report adds that the Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages group had the most influence on August prices, climbing 0.56%.