Brazil's annual inflation rate increased to 3.14 percent in September 2020 from 2.44 percent in the previous month and above market expectations of 3.03 percent. It was the highest inflation rate since March, as cost of food & beverages rose to a near four-year high (11.79 percent vs 8.83 percent in August). Also, prices advanced further for housing (0.76 percent vs 0.41 percent); personal expenses (2.55 percent vs 2.50 percent); and communication (3.15 percent vs 2.98 percent). In addition, cost dropped less for transport (-0.56 percent vs -1.24 percent); and clothing (-1.90 percent vs -1.99 percent). Meanwhile, prices slowed for health (1.99 percent vs 3.25 percent); and education (1.01 percent vs 1.14 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.64 percent, the most since December last year, following a 0.24 percent gain in the prior month and compared with market forecasts of a 0.54 percent rise. source: Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE)

Inflation Rate in Brazil averaged 333.60 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 October of 2020.

Inflation Rate in Brazil is expected to be 3.00 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 3.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Brazil Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 3.00 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
3.14 2.44 6821.31 1.65 1980 - 2020 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-07-10 12:00 PM Jun 2.13% 1.88% 2.16% 2.1%
2020-08-07 12:00 PM Jul 2.31% 2.13% 2.31% 2.3%
2020-09-09 12:00 PM Aug 2.44% 2.31% 2.42% 2.4%
2020-10-09 12:00 PM Sep 3.14% 2.44% 3.03% 2.9%
2020-11-06 12:00 PM Oct 3.14% 4%
2020-12-08 12:00 PM Nov


News Stream
Brazil Inflation Rate Rises to 6-Month High in September
Brazil's annual inflation rate increased to 3.14 percent in September 2020 from 2.44 percent in the previous month and above market expectations of 3.03 percent. It was the highest inflation rate since March, as cost of food & beverages rose to a near four-year high (11.79 percent vs 8.83 percent in August). Also, prices advanced further for housing (0.76 percent vs 0.41 percent); personal expenses (2.55 percent vs 2.50 percent); and communication (3.15 percent vs 2.98 percent). In addition, cost dropped less for transport (-0.56 percent vs -1.24 percent); and clothing (-1.90 percent vs -1.99 percent). Meanwhile, prices slowed for health (1.99 percent vs 3.25 percent); and education (1.01 percent vs 1.14 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.64 percent, the most since December last year, following a 0.24 percent gain in the prior month and compared with market forecasts of a 0.54 percent rise.
2020-10-09
Brazil Inflation Rate Edges Up to 5-Month High
Brazil's annual inflation rate rose to 2.44 percent in August 2020 from 2.31 percent in the previous month and compared with market forecasts of 2.42 percent. Prices increased further for food & beverages (8.83 percent vs 7.61 percent in July); health (3.25 percent vs 2.70 percent); and communication (2.98 percent vs 2.39 percent). Also, cost of transport fell less (-1.24 percent vs -2.43 percent). On the other hand, prices eased for housing (0.41 percent vs 1.24 percent); personal expenses (2.5 percent vs 2.84 percent); and education (1.14 percent vs 4.95 percent). In addition, cost of clothing dropped at a faster pace (-1.99 percent vs -1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.24 percent, slowing from a 0.36 percent gain in the prior month and compared with market expectations of a 0.23 percent rise.
2020-09-09
Brazil Inflation Rate Rises to 3-Month High in July
Brazil's annual inflation rate rose to 2.31 percent in July 2020 from 2.13 percent in the previous month, matching market expectations. Cost of health advanced further (2.70 percent vs 2.05 percent in June); while transport prices fell at a softer pace (-2.43 percent vs -3.35 percent). Meantime, inflation was steady for food & beverages (at 7.61 percent); and prices eased for housing (1.24 percent vs 1.65 percent); personal expenses (2.84 percent vs 3.4 percent); education (4.95 percent vs 5.11 percent) and communication (2.39 percent vs 2.45 percent). Also, cost of clothing continued to drop (-1 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.36 percent, the most since December last year, following a 0.26 percent gain in the prior month and compared with market consensus of a 0.35 percent increase.
2020-08-07
Brazil Inflation Rate Rises from Over 21-Year Low
Brazil's annual inflation rate rose to 2.13 percent in June 2020 from an over 21-year low of 1.88 percent in the previous month, but slightly below market expectations of 2.16 percent. Prices increased further for food & beverages (7.61 percent vs 6.94 percent in May); and communication (2.45 percent vs 1.67 percent). In addition, cost of transport dropped less (-3.35 percent vs -3.95 percent). Meanwhile, prices slowed for housing (1.65 percent vs 1.68 percent); health (2.05 percent vs 2.34 percent); personal expenses (3.4 percent vs 3.6 percent); and education (5.11 percent vs 5.2 percent). Also, cost of clothing fell at a faster pace (-1 percent vs -0.23 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.26 percent, rebounding from a 0.38 percent gain in the prior month and compared with market forecasts of a 0.29 percent rise.
2020-07-10

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.