Brazil Inflation Rate  1980-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in Brazil went up 4.57 percent year-on-year in March of 2017, easing from a 4.76 percent rise in February and compared to market expectations of a 4.54 percent increase. The inflation rate slowed for the seventh month to the lowest since August of 2010, remaining slightly above central bank's official target of 4.5 percent. Inflation Rate in Brazil averaged 365.41 percent from 1980 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 6821.31 percent in April of 1990 and a record low of 1.65 percent in December of 1998.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-02-08 11:00 AM Jan 5.35% 6.29% 5.41% 5.8%
2017-03-10 12:00 PM Feb 4.76% 5.35% 4.88% 5%
2017-04-07 12:00 PM Mar 4.57% 4.76% 4.54% 4.58%
2017-05-10 12:00 PM Apr 4.57% 4.44%
2017-06-09 12:00 PM May 4.5%
2017-07-07 12:00 PM Jun 4.4%




Brazil Inflation Rate Lowest Since August 2010


Consumer prices in Brazil went up 4.57 percent year-on-year in March of 2017, easing from a 4.76 percent rise in February and compared to market expectations of a 4.54 percent increase. The inflation rate slowed for the seventh month to the lowest since August of 2010, remaining slightly above central bank's official target of 4.5 percent.

Prices rose at a slower pace for: food and beverages (4.04 percent from 4.97 percent in February); transport (1.77 percent from 2.81 percent); clothing (2.2 percent from 3.03 percent); health (10.34 percent from 10.44 percent); personal expenses (6.64 percent from 6.72 percent) and furnishings and household equipment (1 percent from 2 percent). In contrast, prices went up faster for housing and utilities (4.47 percent from 2.59 percent); communication (2.74 percent from 1.68 percent) and education (8.3 percent from 7.95 percent).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.25 percent, following a 0.33 percent rise in February and compared to market expectations of 0.23 percent. It is the lowest monthly rate for a March month since 2012. Biggest upward pressure came from electricity cost that went up 4.43 percent.

IBGE | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
4/7/2017 12:21:35 PM



Brazil Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 4.57 4.76 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.25 0.33 82.39 -0.51 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 4821.69 4809.67 4821.69 0.00 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 5.51 5.31 9.45 4.85 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 8.30 7.97 2736.97 4.24 percent [+]
Producer Prices 707.55 713.14 714.02 0.00 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 129.60 128.66 187.34 65.75 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 112.18 109.71 145.42 59.42 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 4.04 4.97 5266.83 -1.71 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change 4.14 5.35 6719.66 -4.77 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 4526.33 4565.59 4565.59 0.00 Index Points [+]


Brazil Inflation Rate Notes

In Brazil, the inflation rate measures a broad rise or fall in prices that consumers pay for a standard basket of goods. The most important categories of the index are: Food and beverages (26 percent of the total weight); transport (18 percent); housing (15 percent); health care (12 percent); and personal expenses (11 percent). Also, clothing accounts for 6 percent; education for 5 percent; household goods for 4 percent; and communication for 4 percent. Data is collected in the Metropolitan Areas of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Belém, Fortaleza, Recife, Salvador and Curitiba and in the cities of Goiânia and Brasília. This page provides - Brazil Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Brazil Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.57 4.76 6821.31 1.65 1980 - 2017 percent Monthly



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