Inflation in Brazil

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Brazil - Inflation

Inflation broadly unchanged in July

Consumer prices increased 0.33% in July over the previous month, significantly below June’s 1.26% rise. June’s result had marked the sharpest increase since January 2016 due to goods shortages caused by the truckers’ strike. The reading, however, came in above market expectations of a 0.27% increase.

Lower price pressures were seen in all subcategories of the index as the effects of the strike abate. However, elevated prices for electricity prevented a sharper slowdown. Low rainfall has hurt hydropower generation in recent weeks, driving electricity prices up.

Inflation inched up from 4.4% in June to 4.5% in July, the highest reading since March 2017. Inflation is at the Central Bank’s target of 4.5% plus or minus 1.5 percentage points. Annual average inflation rose from 2.9% in June to 3.0% in July.

Brazil Inflation Forecast

Panelists participating in the LatinFocus Consensus Forecast see inflation closing 2018 at 4.0%, which is unchanged from last month’s forecast. For 2019, the panel expects inflation of 4.3%.

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 Chart

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

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Bond Yield11.54-0.82 %Aug 15
Exchange Rate3.91-0.13 %Aug 15
Stock Market77,078-0.11 %Aug 15

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