Annual inflation rate in Brazil rose to 4.56 percent in October of 2018 from 4.53 percent in September, below market expectations of 4.66 percent. It is the highest inflation rate since March 2017. Main upward pressure came from prices of food and fuels. Inflation Rate in Brazil averaged 350.29 percent from 1980 until 2018, 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.

Brazil Inflation Rate
width
height
Trading Economics members can view, download and compare data from nearly 200 countries, including more than 20 million economic indicators, exchange rates, government bond yields, stock indexes and commodity prices.

The Trading Economics Application Programming Interface (API) provides direct access to our data. It allows API clients to download millions of rows of historical data, to query our real-time economic calendar, subscribe to updates and receive quotes for currencies, commodities, stocks and bonds.



Brazil October Inflation Rate at Over 1-1/2-Year High


Annual inflation rate in Brazil rose to 4.56 percent in October of 2018 from 4.53 percent in September, below market expectations of 4.66 percent. It is the highest inflation rate since March 2017. Main upward pressure came from prices of food and fuels.

Year-on-year, inflation picked up for food and non-alcoholic beverages (3.33 percent from 2.68 percent in September), such as milk and other dairy products (14.02 percent vs 13.18 percent), fruits (9.84 percent vs 9.67 percent); and transport (7.38 percent vs 6.93 percent), namely fuels (20.07 percent vs 17.69 percent). Meanwhile, prices slowed for: housing (6.54 percent vs 7.80 percent), particularly electricity (16.69 percent vs 20.37 percent); health and personal care (5.13 percent vs 5.39 percent); personal expenses (3.17 percent vs 3.25 percent); clothing and footwear (0.84 percent vs 1.22 percent); education (5.25 percent vs 5.27 percent); household goods (2.23 percent vs 1.07 percent) and communication (0.02 percent vs 0.41 percent).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.45 percent, easing from a 0.48 percent increase in September and below market consensus of a 0.55 percent rise. Prices advanced at a slower pace mainly for transport (0.92 percent vs 1.69 percent), namely ethanol (4.07 percent vs 5.42 percent), diesel oil (2.45 percent vs 6.91 percent), gasoline (2.18 percent vs 3.94 percent) and air fares (7.49 percent vs 16.81 percent). Also, monthly inflation softened for housing (0.14 percent vs 0.32 percent), including rents (0.11 percent vs 0.25 percent) and electricity (0.12 percent vs 0.46 percent). In contrast, cost rose faster for food & non-alcoholic beverages (0.59 percent vs 0.10 percent), of which tomato (51.27 percent), English potatoes (13.67 percent) and chicken (1.95 percent).


IBGE | Luisa Carvalho | luisa.carvalho@tradingeconomics.com
11/7/2018 12:54:04 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-06 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.19% 4.48% 4.3% 4.3%
2018-10-05 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.53% 4.19% 4.45% 4.4%
2018-11-07 11:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 4.56% 4.53% 4.66% 4.7%
2018-12-07 11:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 4.56% 4.4%


Brazil Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 4.56 4.53 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.45 0.48 82.39 -0.51 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 5103.69 5080.83 5103.69 0.00 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 3.55 3.79 9.45 2.69 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 3.80 8.30 2736.97 3.80 percent [+]
Producer Prices 773.77 772.44 773.77 0.00 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 129.58 129.54 187.34 65.75 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 121.60 120.71 145.42 59.42 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 3.33 2.68 5266.83 -2.30 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change 13.70 12.00 6719.66 -4.77 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 8864.46 8852.07 8864.46 0.00 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 4966.16 4920.89 4966.16 0.00 Index Points [+]


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. This page provides - Brazil Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Brazil Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.56 4.53 6821.31 1.65 1980 - 2018 percent Monthly




Country Last
Argentina 40.30 Sep/18
Australia 1.90 Sep/18
Brazil 4.56 Oct/18
Canada 2.20 Sep/18
China 2.50 Oct/18
Euro Area 2.20 Oct/18
France 2.20 Oct/18
Germany 2.50 Oct/18
India 3.31 Oct/18
Indonesia 3.16 Oct/18
Italy 1.60 Oct/18
Japan 1.20 Sep/18
Mexico 4.90 Oct/18
Netherlands 2.10 Oct/18
Russia 3.50 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 2.10 Sep/18
Singapore 0.70 Sep/18
South Africa 4.90 Sep/18
South Korea 2.00 Oct/18
Spain 2.30 Oct/18
Switzerland 1.10 Oct/18
Turkey 25.24 Oct/18
United Kingdom 2.40 Oct/18
United States 2.50 Oct/18


Related

Latest