Laura Katherine Peña Cardozo
Laura Katherine is an economist at BBVA Research for Colombia. She supports economic analysis by means of structural trends analysis for the most crucial economic variables of the country.Laura received her bachelor’s degree in Economics from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. She has experience as Investment Analyst and has performed duties related to economic and financial analysis.
In January, monthly inflation was 0.92% and annual inflation was 8.35%, very close to the expectations of market analysts, who according to the survey of Banco de la República expected 0.93% in the monthly variation.
In Colombia, the indexation percentage is high and is usually tied to two main indicators: the previous year's inflation and the increase in the minimum wage for the current year. Indexation through inflation would impact 30.5% of the basket and through the minimum wage 27.9% of the basket.
In December 2023, inflation registered a monthly variation of 0.45% and an annual variation of 9.28%. This result was below the expectations of market analysts, who according to the survey conducted by Banco de la República expected a monthly variation of 0.64% on average.