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Inflation inches up in January

Consumer prices rose 0.32% in January over the previous month, accelerating from December’s 0.15% increase. The result was largely due to higher prices for food and beverages.

Inflation inched up to 3.8% in January from December’s 3.7%. Inflation has remained moderate in recent months due to an appreciation of the real, cuts in government-controlled prices and economic slack. Annual average inflation was unchanged at December’s 3.7% in January.


Brazil Inflation Forecast


Panelists participating in the LatinFocus Consensus Forecast see inflation closing 2019 at 4.2%, which is unchanged from last month’s forecast. For 2020, the panel expects inflation of 4.1%.

Brazil - Inflation Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %)6.2  6.3  9.0  8.7  3.4  

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Brazil Inflation
Note: Annual variation of consumer price index (CPI) in %.
Source: Brazil Institute of Geography and Statistics.

Brazil Facts

ValueChangeDate
Bond Yield8.80-0.82 %Feb 14
Exchange Rate3.72-0.13 %Feb 14
Stock Market98,015-0.11 %Feb 14

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Economic News

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    February 13, 2019

    Retail sales (excluding cars and construction) fell 2.2% from the previous month in seasonally-adjusted terms in December, notably contrasting November’s revised 3.1% expansion (previously reported: +2.9% month-on-month) and the largest drop since January 2016. Declines were recorded in five of the eight categories of the index, with notably contractions in sales of other articles for personal and domestic use, and furniture and household appliances. On an annual basis, retail sales rose 0.6% in December, notably below November’s 4.5% expansion.

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  • Brazil: Inflation inches up in January

    February 8, 2019

    Consumer prices rose 0.32% in January over the previous month, accelerating from December’s 0.15% increase.

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    February 6, 2019

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    February 4, 2019

    Conditions in Brazil’s manufacturing sector improved at the start of 2019.

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