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

Consumer prices in Brazil increased 2.46 percent year-on-year in August of 2017, slowing from a 2.71 percent rise in July and below market expectations of 2.6 percent. The inflation rate eased for the 12th consecutive month to a new low since February of 1999. It is also the lowest rate for an August month since at least 1980 as a record harvest dragged down food prices. Inflation Rate in Brazil averaged 361.30 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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Brazil Inflation Rate Falls to Fresh 1999 Low of 2.46%


Consumer prices in Brazil increased 2.46 percent year-on-year in August of 2017, slowing from a 2.71 percent rise in July and below market expectations of 2.6 percent. The inflation rate eased for the 12th consecutive month to a new low since February of 1999. It is also the lowest rate for an August month since at least 1980 as a record harvest dragged down food prices.

Year-on-year, cost of food and beverages went down 2.01 percent, following a 0.66 percent drop in July. It is the biggest fall since at least 1990. Additional downward pressure came from prices of furnishings and household equipment (-1.63 percent compared to -0.05 percent in July). In addition, cost rose at a slower pace for health (6.78 percent compared to 7.19 percent) and education (7.15 percent compared to 7.94 percent). On the other hand, inflation accelerated for housing (4.88 percent compared to 4.6 percent); transport (3.08 percent compared to 1.8 percent in July) and clothing (2.33 percent compared to 2.2 percent).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.19 percent, below a 0.24 percent rise in July and lower than market expectations of 0.31 percent. Prices of food went down 1.07 percent, the fourth consecutive drop amid a record harvest. Main declines were reported for beans (-14.86 percent); tomato (-13.85 percent); sugar (-5.9 percent); milk (-4.26 percent); fruit (-2.57 percent) and meat (-1.75 percent). Additional downward pressure came from cost of communication (-0.56 percent). The biggest upward impact came form transport cost (1.53 percent), mainly due to a 6.67 percent rise in fuels.

IBGE | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
9/6/2017 1:30:36 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-07-07 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3% 3.6% 3.06% 3.5%
2017-08-09 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 2.71% 3% 2.66% 2.8%
2017-09-06 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 2.46% 2.71% 2.6% 2.7%
2017-10-06 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 2.46% 2.7%
2017-11-10 11:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2.8%
2017-12-08 11:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3%


Brazil Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.46 2.71 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.19 0.24 82.39 -0.51 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 4853.07 4843.87 4853.07 0.00 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 3.91 4.22 9.45 3.91 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 8.30 7.97 2736.97 4.24 percent [+]
Producer Prices 672.76 671.01 714.02 0.00 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 123.71 125.39 187.34 65.75 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 114.91 115.16 145.42 59.42 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation -2.01 -0.66 5266.83 -2.01 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change -0.80 1.81 6719.66 -4.77 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 8220.58 8173.99 8220.58 0.00 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 4565.23 4496.43 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 September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.46 2.71 6821.31 1.65 1980 - 2017 percent Monthly



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