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Presidents Ollanta Humala of Peru and Cristina Kirchner of Argentina in Lima on October 2, 2012. Peru will have the lowest inflation the next five years, while Argentina will have the highest this year. (Photo: Argentine President's Office)
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
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Inflation: Peru Best, Venezuela Worst


Argentina likely to have Latin America’s highest inflation this year.


BY LATINVEX STAFF

Venezuela will have Latin America’s highest inflation the next five years, while Peru will have the lowest rate, according to a Latinvex analysis of new forecasts from the International Monetary Fund released today.

Argentina was not included in our analysis due to lack of reliable numbers. The IMF numbers have relied on official Argentine inflation figures and the IMF itself has called on Argentina to improve the quality of those numbers. The fund has now started using alternative sources such as provincial statistical offices and private analysts to measure inflation in Argentina, it said in its latest World Economic Outlook.

Latinvex used private sector data for an analysis of inflation this year, which shows Argentina having the highest inflation in Latin America.

All in all, Latin America is expected to post an average inflation of ...

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Keywords: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dom. Rep, Ecuador, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

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