Brazil Inflation Rate  1980-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Brazil's annual inflation rate increased to 4.48 percent in July 2018 from 4.39 percent in the previous month, slightly above market expectations of 4.4 percent. It was the highest rate since March 2017 mainly due to higher prices of food and transport. Still, the inflation was lower than the 4.53 percent rate seen in mid-July, as the impact of a May nationwide truckers' strike faded. Inflation Rate in Brazil averaged 352.58 percent from 1980 until 2018, 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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Brazil July Inflation Rate Rises Further to 16-Month High


Brazil's annual inflation rate increased to 4.48 percent in July 2018 from 4.39 percent in the previous month, slightly above market expectations of 4.4 percent. It was the highest rate since March 2017 mainly due to higher prices of food and transport. Still, the inflation was lower than the 4.53 percent rate seen in mid-July, as the impact of a May nationwide truckers' strike faded.

Year-on-year, prices increased more for food and beverages (1.40 percent vs 1.05 percent in June) and transport (8.94 percent vs 8.78 percent). On the other hand, inflation slowed for housing (7.41 percent vs 7.52 percent); health and personal care (5.31 percent vs 5.63 percent); personal expenses (3.37 percent vs 3.42 percent); clothing (1.61 percent vs 1.80 percent) and education (5.05 percent vs 5.11 percent).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.33 percent, following a 1.26 percent rise in June but still above market expectations of a 0.27 percent gain. Prices eased mostly for transport (0.49 percent vs 1.58 percent) and housing (1.54 percent vs 2.48 percent) while declined for food and beverages (-0.12 percent vs 2.03 percent), the category most affected by the strike, as supplies normalized across the country.



IBGE | Luisa Carvalho | luisa.carvalho@tradingeconomics.com
8/8/2018 1:33:25 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-06-08 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 2.86% 2.76% 2.74% 2.7%
2018-07-06 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.39% 2.86% 4.42% 4.5%
2018-08-08 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.48% 4.39% 4.4% 4.3%
2018-09-06 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.48% 4.0%
2018-10-05 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.7%
2018-11-07 11:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.5%


Brazil Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 4.48 4.39 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.33 1.26 82.39 -0.51 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 5061.11 5044.46 5061.11 0.00 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 3.57 3.26 9.45 2.69 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 3.80 8.30 2736.97 3.80 percent [+]
Producer Prices 745.89 742.03 745.89 0.00 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 133.48 131.36 187.34 65.75 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 121.42 122.46 145.42 59.42 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.40 1.05 5266.83 -2.30 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change 9.80 6.40 6719.66 -4.77 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 8780.80 8647.63 8780.80 0.00 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 4898.88 4874.99 4898.88 0.00 Index Points [+]


Brazil Inflation Rate

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 August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.48 4.39 6821.31 1.65 1980 - 2018 percent Monthly




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Australia 2.10 Jun/18
Brazil 4.48 Jul/18
Canada 3.00 Jul/18
China 2.10 Jul/18
Euro Area 2.10 Jul/18
France 2.30 Jul/18
Germany 2.00 Jul/18
India 4.17 Jul/18
Indonesia 3.18 Jul/18
Italy 1.50 Jul/18
Japan 0.70 Jun/18
Mexico 4.81 Jul/18
Netherlands 2.10 Jul/18
Russia 2.50 Jul/18
South Korea 1.50 Jul/18
Spain 2.20 Jul/18
Switzerland 1.20 Jul/18
Turkey 15.85 Jul/18
United Kingdom 2.50 Jul/18
United States 2.90 Jul/18


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