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Brazil inflation 0.32% in February

  • 09/03/2018 13h10publicação
  • Rio de Janeirolocalização
Vitor Abdala reports from Agência Brasil

Brazil’s official inflation—as measured by the National Broad Consumer Price Index (IPCA)—was reported at 0.32% in February, thus higher than January’s 0.29% but lower than the 0.33% observed in February, 2017. This is the lowest IPCA for a month of February since 2000 (0.13%).

The data were released today (Mar. 9) by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).

Also according to official figures, the IPCA stands at 0.61% year-to-date, the lowest rate since the implementation of the Plano Real, the historic set of measures aimed at stabilizing the country’s currency in 1994. In the 12-month period, the accumulated rate is 2.84%, the lowest for the period since 1999 (2.24%).

Translated by Fabrício Ferreira

Edited by: Talita Cavalcante / Nira Foster