Brazilian Real

The Brazilian Real decreased to 2.24 in April from 2.27 in March of 2014. Brazilian Real averaged 1.82 from 1992 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 3.95 in October of 2002 and a record low of 0 in January of 1992. The USDBRL spot exchange rate specifies how much one currency, the USD, is currently worth in terms of the other, the BRL. While the USDBRL spot exchange rate is quoted and exchanged in the same day, the USDBRL forward rate is quoted today but for delivery and payment on a specific future date. This page provides - Brazilian Real - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-17

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
2.24 2.27 3.95 0.00 2.20 | 2014/05 1992 - 2014 Daily

TO

Brazilian Real
LIST BY COUNTRY

Markets Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Currency 2.24 2014-04-15 2.27 3.95 0.00 2.20 2014-05-31 [+]
Government Bond 10Y 12.68 2014-04-14 12.80 17.91 9.11 12.37 2014-05-31 Percent [+]
Stock Market 51867.29 2014-04-11 49768.06 73516.00 0.00 52110.20 2014-05-31 Index points [+]
[+]


Currency | Notes
An exchange rate is the current market price for which one currency can be exchanged for another. For instance, if the Euro exchange rate for the United States Dollar stands at 1.3, this means that 1 euro can be exchanged for 1.3 U.S. dollars. Because exchange rates play such an important role in a country's competiveness level, currency exchange rates are among the most analysed and forecasted indicators in the world. The exchange rate is determined by the level of supply and demand on the international markets. However, changes in foreign exchange market rates are often difficult to understand and to predict because the market is very large and volatile. In fact, the currency markets are the most liquid in the world with a daily turnover of close to $2 trillion, which compares to $500 billion for the US government bond market and $70 billion on the New York Stock Exchange.


RELATED NEWS

Brazil Inflation Rate Up to 8-Month High  
In March of 2014, Brazilian annual consumer prices accelerated to 6.15 percent from 5.68 percent in the previous month. On a monthly basis, prices rose 0.92 percent as a severe drought raised food cost.
Brazil Raises Selic Rate to 11%  
At its April 2nd, 2014 meeting, the Central Bank of Brazil raised the benchmark interest rate by 25 bps to 11 percent, as widely expected, after a surge in food prices.
Brazil Posts Trade Surplus in March  
Brazilian trade balance turned into a USD 112 million surplus in March of 2014, following two straight monthly deficits, but still it was the lowest surplus for any March month in the last thirteen years.
Brazil Unemployment Rate Up to 4-Month High  
In February of 2014, Brazilian jobless rate rose for the second straight month to 5.1 percent, up from 4.8 percent in the previous month. Despite the rise, it is the lowest-ever rate for any February month and compares with 5.6 percent a year earlier.
Brazil Inflation Rate Rises Above Forecasts  
In February of 2014, Brazilian annual inflation rate accelerated to 5.68 percent from 5.59 percent in the previous month. On a monthly basis, prices rose to 0.69 percent due to higher housing rents and school fees.
Brazil Posts Trade Deficit for 2nd Straight Month  
In February of 2014, Brazilian trade balance turned into a USD 2.125 billion deficit, down from a USD 4.06 billion gap reported in the previous month but up 66 percent from February of 2013.
Brazil Returns to Growth in Q4  
In the fourth quarter of 2013, Brazilian GDP advanced 0.7 percent on a quarter-on-quarter seasonally adjusted basis, recovering from a 0.5 percent contraction in the previous period, boosted by the services sector.
Brazil GDP Growth Beats Expectations in Q4  
In the last three months of 2013, Brazilian economy advanced 1.9 percent over a year earlier, beating market expectations, but slowing from a 2.2 percent expansion in the previous quarter. Recession fears were allayed as the economy advanced 0.7 percent on a quarter basis.
Brazil Raises Interest Rate to 10.75%  
At its February 26th, 2014 meeting, Central Bank of Brazil decided to raise the benchmark interest rate for the second straight time by 25 bps to 10.75 percent, as widely expected.
Brazil Unemployment Rate Rises in January  
In January of 2014, Brazilian jobless rate rose for the first time in four months to 4.8 percent, up from a record low of 4.3 percent in December. A year earlier, the unemployment rate was recorded at 5.4 percent.
MORE RELATED NEWS

LATEST NEWS

Mozambique Leaves Lending Rate Steady at 8.25%  
At its April 16th, 2014 meeting, Bank of Mozambique left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 8.25 percent for the sixth consecutive meeting, saying this was consistent with meeting domestic economic targets for 2014.
Spanish Trade Deficit Narrows to 4-Month Low  
In February of 2014, Spanish trade gap decreased to € 1.62 billion, down from € 2.82 billion in the previous month. Compared with the same month a year earlier, the trade deficit widened 37 percent.
Angolan Inflation Rate Down To 7.32% in March  
The annual consumer prices in Angola decelerated for the second consecutive month to 7.32 percent in March of 2014, from 7.48 percent recorded in February of 2014.
Russia GDP Growth Slows Sharply in Q1  
Russian economy advanced an annual 0.8 percent in the first quarter of 2014, well below the 2 percent expansion recorded in the previous three-month period, Russia's Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said addressing the parliament.
Bank of Canada Leaves Rates at 1%  
At its April 16th, 2014 meeting, Bank of Canada decided to leave the overnight lending at 1 percent, as the Bank continues to see a gradual strengthening in the fundamental drivers of growth and inflation.
US Industrial Production Slows in March  
Industrial production increased 0.7 percent in March after having advanced 1.2 percent in February. Yet, manufacturing output rose for the second straight month.
US Housing Starts Rise Below Forecasts  
Privately-owned housing starts in March were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 946,000. This is 2.8 percent above the revised February estimate of 920,000, but down 5.9 percent year-on-year.
China’s Economy Expands 1.4% QoQ in Q1  
In the first three months of 2014, the Chinese GDP slowed for the third straight quarter. The economy expanded 1.4 percent quarter-on-quarter, down from a revised 1.7 percent increase in the last three months of 2013.
Malaysian Inflation Rate Unchanged in March  
Malaysian annual inflation remained steady at 3.5 percent in March of 2014, after accelerating in the previous six months. A slowdown in transport prices was enough to offset higher food, housing and gas prices.
Italian Trade Surplus Widens in February  
The trade surplus increased to EUR 2.6 billion in February of 2014, from a revised EUR 0.36 billion in the previous month, as exports increased at a faster pace than imports. Compared with a year earlier, the trade surplus more than doubled from EUR 1.05 billion.
MORE TOP NEWS

OVERVIEW    |     WORLBANK    |     [+] Calendar    |     [+] Countries    |     [+] Indicators    |     News