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

Consumer prices in Brazil increased 3.6 percent year-on-year in May of 2017, following a 4.08 percent rise in April and below market expectations of 3.77 percent. It was the lowest inflation rate since May 2007. The increase in cost of food and beverages was the smallest since January of 2007 while prices igrew more for housing and utilities, transport and clothing. Inflation Rate in Brazil averaged 363.76 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 Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-04-07 12:00 PM Mar 4.57% 4.76% 4.54% 4.58%
2017-05-10 12:00 PM Apr 4.08% 4.57% 4.1% 4.2%
2017-06-09 12:00 PM May 3.6% 4.08% 3.77% 3.7%
2017-07-07 12:00 PM Jun 3.6% 3.5%
2017-08-09 12:00 PM Jul 3.4%
2017-09-06 12:00 PM Aug 3.4%




Brazil Inflation Rate Down To 10-Year Low Of 3.6%


Consumer prices in Brazil increased 3.6 percent year-on-year in May of 2017, following a 4.08 percent rise in April and below market expectations of 3.77 percent. The inflation slowed for the ninth straight month to the lowest since May of 2007. Inflation for food and beverages was the smallest since January of 2007 while prices increased more for housing and utilities, transport and clothing.

Prices rose at a slower pace for: food and beverages (2.36 percent from 3.51 percent in April); health (7.84 percent from 8.91 percent); personal expenses (5.32 percent from 6.5 percent) and education (8.04 percent from 8.12 percent). In addition, prices fell for furnishings; household equipment (-0.4 percent from 0.46 percent). On the other hand, cost increased more for housing and utilities (4.07 percent from 3.72 percent); transport (1.84 percent from 1.68 percent) and clothing (2.35 percent from 2.28 percent). 

On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.31 percent, higher than 0.14 percent in April, mainly due to an 8.98 percent jump in electricity cost. In April, electricity prices fell 6.39 percent after discounts were made in order to compensate consumers for improper collection in 2016.

IBGE | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
6/9/2017 12:22:43 PM



Brazil Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.60 4.08 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.31 0.14 82.39 -0.51 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 4843.41 4828.44 4843.41 0.00 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 4.50 4.99 9.45 4.50 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 8.30 7.97 2736.97 4.24 percent [+]
Producer Prices 686.04 693.69 714.02 0.00 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 129.85 131.68 187.34 65.75 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 115.86 113.74 145.42 59.42 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.36 3.51 5266.83 -1.71 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change -0.80 1.81 6719.66 -4.77 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 8104.50 7934.70 8104.50 0.00 Index Points [+]
Cpi Transportation 4504.61 4523.61 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 June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.60 4.08 6821.31 1.65 1980 - 2017 percent Monthly



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