Consumer prices increase 2.5 percent, imports up 48.4 percent and domestic exports down 5.9 percent in April 2021
Consumer Price Index
For the month of April 2021, the All-Items Consumer Price Index (CPI) stood at 103, an increase from the 100.5 recorded for April 2020. This reflected a national inflation rate of 2.5 percent for the month and indicated that, on average, prices for items comprising the basket of goods and services commonly purchased by Belizean households were 2.5 percent higher than they were in April of last year. The year-to-date or cumulative inflation rate2 for the first four months of 2021, when compared to the first four months in 2020, stood at 1.6 percent.
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For the month of April 2021, Belize imported goods valuing over $152.3 million. This represented a significant 48.4 percent or $49.7 million increase from the same month in 2020, when imports totalled $102.6 million. Merchandise imports for the first four months of the year, January to April 2021, amounted to $598.7 million, representing a 1.8 percent or $10.8 million increase from the same period last year, when imports totalled $587.9 million.
Total domestic exports for the month of April 2021 amounted to $45.5 million, down by 5.9 percent or $2.8 million when compared to exports for April 2020, which were valued at $48.3 million. Merchandise exports for the period January to April 2021 totalled $126.5 million, up 12.8 percent or $14.4 million from the same period last year.
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Statistical Institute of Belize