Today, the Statistical Institute of Belize published its latest statistics on the consumer price index and external trade for the country of Belize.
Consumer Price Index
Figures released by the Institute show that the All-Items Consumer Price Index for December 2017 stood at 105.1, an increase from 104.0 in December 2016. On average, during this month in 2017, the prices of goods and services regularly purchased by Belizean households were 1.0 percent higher than they were in the same month of 2016. For the year 2017, Belize reported an annual inflation rate of 1.1 percent.
Click the following link to read more: Consumer Price Index, December 2017
In December 2017, Belize imported goods valuing $167.2 million. This represented a 0.9 percent or $1.6 million decrease from the same month last year. Merchandise imports for 2017 totaled $1.8 billion, representing a 4.1 percent or $79 million decrease from 2016.
The total value of Belize’s domestic exports for the month of December 2017 was $15.7 million, down 12.5 percent or $2.2 million from the $17.9 million recorded for December 2016. Merchandise exports for the year 2017 totaled $445.6 million, up 10.9 percent or $43.7 million from 2016.
Click the following link to read more: External Trade, December 2017