The annual inflation rate in Brazil eased to 11.73% in May of 2022 from the 2003-high of 12.13% in March, below market expectations of 11.84%. Still, it marked the ninth consecutive month of double-digit inflation. Consumer prices decelerated for housing and utilities (9.57% vs 13.44% in April), largely due to slower increases for residential electricity (5.29% vs 20.52%) and home fuels (29.56% vs 32.29), and furnishings and household maintenance (14.68% vs 15.37%). On the other hand, prices advanced slightly faster for transportation (19.92% vs 19.7%) and food and non-alcoholic beverages (13.51% vs 13.47%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up by 0.47%, easing from the 1996-high 1.06% jump in the prior month. source: Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE)

Inflation Rate in Brazil averaged 320.54 percent from 1980 until 2022, 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. This page provides - Brazil Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Brazil Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2022.

Inflation Rate in Brazil is expected to be 11.75 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Brazil Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 4.00 percent in 2023 and 3.50 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Brazil Inflation Rate



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-11 12:00 PM Apr 12.13% 11.3% 12.07% 12.32%
2022-06-09 12:00 PM May 11.73% 12.13% 11.84% 11.80%
2022-07-08 12:00 PM Jun 11.73% 11.75%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Inflation Rate 11.73 12.13 percent May 2022
Inflation Rate Mom 0.47 1.06 percent May 2022
Consumer Price Index CPI 6412.88 6382.88 points May 2022
Food Inflation 13.51 13.46 percent May 2022
CPI Transportation 6630.85 6543.17 points May 2022
CPI Housing Utilities 10730.46 10916.03 points May 2022

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: Transport (20 percent); Food and beverages (19 percent of the total weight) ; housing (15 percent); health care (13 percent); and personal expenses (11 percent). Also, Communication accounts for 4 percent; education for 6 percent; clothing for 5 percent; household goods 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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.73 12.13 6821.31 1.65 1980 - 2022 percent Monthly

News Stream
Brazil Inflation Rate Below Expectations
The annual inflation rate in Brazil eased to 11.73% in May of 2022 from the 2003-high of 12.13% in March, below market expectations of 11.84%. Still, it marked the ninth consecutive month of double-digit inflation. Consumer prices decelerated for housing and utilities (9.57% vs 13.44% in April), largely due to slower increases for residential electricity (5.29% vs 20.52%) and home fuels (29.56% vs 32.29), and furnishings and household maintenance (14.68% vs 15.37%). On the other hand, prices advanced slightly faster for transportation (19.92% vs 19.7%) and food and non-alcoholic beverages (13.51% vs 13.47%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up by 0.47%, easing from the 1996-high 1.06% jump in the prior month.
2022-06-09
Brazil Inflation Rate Hits Highest since 2003
The annual inflation rate in Brazil jumped to 12.13% in April of 2022 from 11.30% in March, and slightly above market expectations of 12.07%. It marks the eighth consecutive month of double-digit inflation rates and the highest since October 2003. Prices advanced faster for transport (19.70% vs 17.37%), namely fuels (33.24%); food & drinks (13.47% vs 11.62%), and healthcare (5.12% vs 4.52%). On the other hand, housing prices rose at a softer pace (13.44% vs 15.00%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 1.06%, easing from a 1.62% rise in March, but marking the biggest change for an April month since 1996.
2022-05-11
Brazil Inflation Rate Hits Highest since 2003
The annual inflation rate in Brazil jumped to 11.30% in March of 2022 from 10.54% in February, and above market expectations of 10.98%. It marks the seventh consecutive month of double-digit inflation rates and the highest since October 2003. Main price increases were seen for transport (17.37%), namely fuels (27.89%); food & drinks (11.62%), housing (15.00%) and healthcare (4.52%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 1.62%, accelerating from a 1.01% rise in February, and marking the biggest change for a month since 1994.
2022-04-08