Brazil Inflation January 2021


Brazil: Inflation hits highest level since May 2019 in January

February 9, 2021

Consumer prices increased a seasonally-adjusted 0.25% in January over the previous month, moderating from the 1.35% increase recorded in December and marking the softest rise in prices since August 2020. Looking at the details of the release, housing prices dropped in January compared to the previous month, while prices pressures for food and beverages eased.

Inflation came in at 4.6% in January, above December’s 4.5%. January's figure marked the highest inflation rate since May 2019. Annual average inflation was unchanged at December's 3.2% in January.

Panelists participating in the LatinFocus Consensus Forecast see inflation closing 2021 at 3.6%, which is up 0.1 percentage points from last month’s forecast. For 2022, the panel projects inflation to end the year at 3.5%.

Author:, Economist

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Brazil Inflation January 2021

Note: Annual and monthly var. of IPCA consumer price index in %.
Source: Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).

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