Brazil Inflation Rate 1980-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The inflation rate in Brazil was recorded at 8.13 percent in March of 2015. Inflation Rate in Brazil averaged 386.20 percent from 1980 until 2015, 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. Inflation Rate in Brazil is reported by the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE).

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Brazil Inflation Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.13 7.70 6821.31 1.65 1980 - 2015 percent Monthly
In Brazil, the components of the Consumer Price Index are: food and beverages, transport, housing, household goods, health care, personal expenses, clothing, communication and education. 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. Content for - Brazil Inflation Rate - was last refreshed on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.


Brazil Inflation Rate At 12-Year High


Consumer prices in Brazil rose 8.13 percent year-on-year in March of 2015, up from 7.7 percent in February, as energy cost surged after the government introduced higher taxes and fees. It is the highest rate since December of 2003 when it reached 9.3 percent.

Year-on-year, energy cost surged 60.42 percent on average, though there were a big differences among regions. For example in Curitiba prices rose by 78.4 percent, in Porto Alegre by 77.7 percent, in São Paulo by 72.74 percent, and in Rio de Janeiro by 48.07 percent. Additional upward pressure came from food prices which rose 8.19 percent.

On a monthly basis, the inflation rate increased to 1.32 percent from 1.22 percent in February, touching the highest since February of 2003. Cost of housing  and utilites rose the most (5.29 percent) due to a 22.08 percent surge in electricity prices. Food cost increased 3.5 percent, mainly due to higher prices of onion (15.1 percent) and eggs (12.75 percent).  In addition, gasoline prices went up 1.26 percent and cost of public bus rose 0.85 percent.

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
4/8/2015 5:07:19 PM


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Brazil’s Inflation at Nearly 10-year High
Brazil’s consumer prices accelerated more than expected to 7.7 percent in February of 2015, the highest level since May of 2005 when inflation reached 8.05 percent. The number came well above the 6.5 percent ceiling of the central bank’s target range. Published on 2015-03-06

Brazil Inflation Rate at 3-1/2-Year High
Brazil annual inflation rate increased to 7.14 percent in January of 2015 from 6.41 percent in the previous month. It is the highest figure since September of 2011, well above the central bank’s target. Published on 2015-02-06


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-02-06 11:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Jan
7.14% 6.41% 7.14% 7.05%
2015-03-06 12:00 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Feb
7.70% 7.14% 7.54% 7.59%
2015-04-08 01:00 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Mar
8.13% 7.70% 8.2% 8.00%
2015-05-08 01:00 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Apr
8.13% 8.32%
2015-06-10 01:00 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  May
8.18%
2015-07-08 01:00 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Jun
8.05%


Brazil Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 8.13 7.70 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.32 1.22 82.39 -0.51 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 4215.26 4160.34 4215.26 0.00 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 8.08 7.27 8.08 4.85 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 6.90 6.51 2736.97 4.24 percent [+]
Producer Prices 604.56 597.17 604.56 0.00 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 131.10 135.44 187.34 65.75 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 124.09 127.89 145.42 59.42 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 8.19 9.00 5266.83 -1.71 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change 2.27 2.15 6719.66 -4.77 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.70 Nov/14 2.30 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 8.13 Mar/15 7.70 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.20 Mar/15 1.00 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.40 Mar/15 1.40 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area -0.10 Mar/15 -0.30 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France -0.10 Mar/15 -0.30 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.30 Mar/15 0.09 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.17 Mar/15 5.37 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.38 Mar/15 6.29 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy -0.09 Mar/15 -0.09 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 2.20 Feb/15 2.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.14 Mar/15 3.00 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.38 Mar/15 0.20 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 16.90 Mar/15 16.70 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.40 Mar/15 0.50 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.70 Mar/15 -1.10 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -0.90 Mar/15 -0.80 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.61 Mar/15 7.55 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.00 Mar/15 0.00 8.50 0.00 percent [+]
United States -0.10 Mar/15 0.00 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]