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

The inflation rate in Brazil eased for the fifth month to 5.35 percent in January of 2017, the lowest since September of 2012 and below market expectations of 5.41 percent. Inflation slowed faster than expected in the past four months due to weaker demand and a stronger real and after reaching double digits last year. The central bank expects inflation at around 4 percent in 2017. Inflation Rate in Brazil averaged 367.07 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)
2016-12-09 11:00 AM Nov 6.99% 7.87% 7.08% 7.7%
2017-01-11 11:00 AM Dec 6.29% 6.99% 6.34% 6.6%
2017-02-08 11:00 AM Jan 5.35% 6.29% 5.41% 5.8%
2017-03-10 12:00 PM Feb 5.35% 5%
2017-04-07 12:00 PM Mar 5.7%
2017-05-10 12:00 PM Apr 5.6%




Brazil Inflation Rate At Near 4-1/2-Year Low Of 5.35%


The inflation rate in Brazil eased for the fifth month to 5.35 percent in January of 2017, the lowest since September of 2012 and below market expectations of 5.41 percent. Inflation slowed faster than expected in the past four months due to weaker demand and a stronger real and after reaching double digits last year. The central bank expects inflation at around 4 percent in 2017.

Year-on-year, prices rose less for: food and beverages (6.57 percent from 8.62 percent in December); housing and utilities (2.2 percent from 2.85 percent); and transport (3.19 percent from 4.22 percent). Inflation also eased for health (10.76 percent from 11.04 percent); clothing (3.42 percent from 3.55 percent); personal expenses (7.21 percent from 8 percent).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.38 percent, slightly higher than 0.3 percent in December. The biggest upward impact came from cost of city buses (2.84 percent), food (0.35 percent) and housing (0.17 percent). Cost of water and sewerage increased 0.61 percent, offsetting a 0.6 percent decline in prices of electricity.

IBGE | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
2/8/2017 11:45:02 AM



Brazil Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 5.35 6.29 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.38 0.30 82.39 -0.51 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 4793.85 4775.70 4793.85 0.00 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 5.60 6.16 9.45 4.85 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 7.97 6.90 2736.97 4.24 percent [+]
Producer Prices 714.02 711.61 714.02 0.00 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 124.54 122.30 187.34 65.75 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 110.66 110.46 145.42 59.42 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 6.57 8.62 5266.83 -1.71 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change 6.37 7.73 6719.66 -4.77 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 4554.66 4519.86 4554.66 0.00 Index Points [+]



Brazil Inflation Rate Notes

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. Brazil Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.35 6.29 6821.31 1.65 1980 - 2017 percent Monthly



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