Brazil's annual inflation rate eased to 2.4 percent in April 2020 from 3.3 percent in the previous and below market expectations of 2.5 percent. That was the lowest inflation rate since February 1999, as a sharp depreciation in the real was offset by a fall in fuel prices amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Inflation Rate in Brazil averaged 337.10 percent from 1980 until 2020, 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 May of 2020. source: Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE)

Inflation Rate in Brazil is expected to be 2.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Brazil to stand at 2.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Brazil Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 3.30 percent in 2021 and 3.50 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Brazil Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.40 3.30 6821.31 1.65 1980 - 2020 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-02-07 12:00 PM Jan 4.19% 4.31% 4.32% 4.3%
2020-03-11 12:00 PM Feb 4.01% 4.19% 3.9% 4%
2020-04-09 12:00 PM Mar 3.3% 4.01% 3.38% 3.6%
2020-05-08 12:00 PM Apr 2.4% 3.3% 2.49% 2.5%
2020-06-10 12:00 PM May 2.4% 1.9%
2020-07-10 12:00 PM Jun 1.9%
2020-08-07 12:00 PM Jul
2020-09-09 12:00 PM Aug


News Stream
Brazil Inflation Rate Drops to 21-Year Low
Brazil's annual inflation rate eased to 2.4 percent in April 2020 from 3.3 percent in the previous and below market expectations of 2.5 percent. That was the lowest inflation rate since February 1999, as a sharp depreciation in the real was offset by a fall in fuel prices amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-05-08
Brazil Inflation Rate Slows to 4-Month Low in March
The annual inflation rate in Brazil dropped to 3.3 percent in March 2020 from 4.0 percent in the previous month and slightly below market forecast of 3.38 percent. Prices eased for food & beverages (4.87% vs 5.12% in February); transport (1.61% vs 4%); housing (3.29% vs 3.41%); health (4.83% vs 5.05%); personal expenses (4.13% vs 4.53%); and clothing (0.77% vs 1.01%). Meanwhile, cost rose further for education (5.25% vs 4.96%) and communication (1.62% vs 1.36%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.07 percent, slowing from a 0.25 percent gain in the prior month. It was the lowest monthly inflation rate for a March month since the country’s “Real Plan” that was launched in 1994, as cost of personal expenses fell (-0.23% vs 0.31%) and prices declined at a faster pace for transport (0.9% vs -0.23%) and household equipment (-1.08% vs -0.08%). In contrast, cost of housing rebounded (0.13% vs -0.39%) and food & beverages prices advanced further (1.13% vs 0.11%).
2020-04-09
Brazil February Inflation Rate Eases to 3-Month Low
The annual inflation rate in Brazil fell to 4.0 percent in February 2020 from 4.19 percent in January but above market expectations of 3.9 percent. Prices slowed for food & beverages (5.12% vs 5.83% in January); housing (3.41% vs 4.21%) and clothing (1.01% vs 1.42%). In contrast, cost advanced further for transport (4% vs 3.88%); personal expenses (4.53% vs 4.4%); health (5.05% vs 4.81%); education (4.96% vs 4.79%); and communication (1.36% vs 1.15%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.25 percent, after a 0.21 percent gain in January and above forecasts of a 0.15 percent increase. It was the lowest monthly inflation rate for a February month since 2000, as cost dropped for transport (-0.23% vs 0.32%) and housing (-0.39% vs 0.55%). Also, prices fell further for clothing (-0.73% vs -0.48%) and furnishing and household equipment (-0.08% vs -0.07%); and eased for food & beverages (0.11% vs 0.39%) and personal expenses (0.31% vs 0.35%).
2020-03-11
Brazil Inflation Rate Weaker than Expected in January
Brazil's consumer price inflation dropped to 4.19 percent year-on-year in January 2020 from a seven-month high of 4.31 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 4.32 percent. The highest rates were recorded in Belém (5.61 percent), Fortaleza (5.14 percent) and Goiânia (4.65 percent), while the lowest were seen in Vitória (3.31 percent), Brasília (3.57 percent) and Rio de Janeiro (3.60 percent). Prices rose at a softer pace for food & beverages (5.83 percent vs 6.37 percent), health (4.81 percent vs 5.41 percent) and personal expenses (4.40 percent vs 4.67 percent). Meanwhile, inflation picked up for transport (3.88 percent vs 3.57 percent), housing (4.21 percent vs 3.90 percent), communication (1.15 percent vs 1.07 percent), clothing (1.42 percent vs 0.74 percent) and education (4.79 percent vs 4.75 percent).
2020-02-07

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.