In March, consumer prices increased 0.21% over the previous month, which was less than half the 0.45% increase recorded in February and below market expectations of a 0.37% price rise. The result mainly reflected a slower increase in education prices. Annual headline inflation moderated for the sixth consecutive month and declined from 5.8% in February to 5.2% in March, settling within the Central Bank's target of 4.5% 2.0 percentage points. The Central Bank expects inflation to decline to 4.7% by the end of 2012 and to end 2013 at the same 4.7%.
Inflation slows for the sixth consecutive month in March
April 5, 2012
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Brazil Economic News
October 19, 2016
At its 19 October meeting, the Central Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (COPOM, Comite de Politica Monetaria) decided to cut the benchmark SELIC interest rate for the first time in four years, lowering it from 14.25% to 14.00%.
October 18, 2016
Retail sales (excluding cars and construction) fell 0.6% in August from the previous month in seasonally-adjusted terms.
October 7, 2016
Consumer prices in September increased 0.08% over the previous month, the lowest rise since July 2014.
October 4, 2016
In August, industrial production plunged 3.8% over the previous month in seasonally-adjusted terms, which significantly contrasted the 0.1% expansion recorded in July and marked the worst result since January 2012.
October 3, 2016
The Markit manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose slightly in September, increasing from August’s 45.7 to 46.0.