Inflation in Brazil
Brazil - Inflation (end of period)
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 (eop) Data
|Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %, eop)||5.9||6.4||11.7||6.3||2.9|
5 years of economic forecasts for more than 30 economic indicators.
Brazil Inflation (eop) Chart
Source: Brazil Institute of Geography and Statistics.
|Bond Yield||8.90||-0.82 %||Mar 11|
|Exchange Rate||3.84||-0.13 %||Mar 11|
|Stock Market||98,027||-0.11 %||Mar 11|
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March 15, 2019
Retail sales (excluding cars and construction) increased 0.4% from the previous month in seasonally-adjusted terms in January, notably contrasting December’s revised 2.1% contraction (previously reported: +2.2% month-on-month).
March 13, 2019
Industrial production contracted in January, falling 0.8% month-on-month in seasonally-adjusted terms.
March 12, 2019
Taking aim at the government’s strained finances, newly-elected President Jair Bolsonaro presented Congress with a comprehensive social-security reform bill on 20 February.
March 1, 2019
Business sentiment in Brazil improved in February, with the Getulio Vargas Foundation’s (FGV, Fundaçao Getúlio Vargas) business confidence index rising to 99.0 points from 98.2 points in January.
March 1, 2019
Conditions in Brazil’s manufacturing sector became more favorable in February.