Among food prices, sugar recorded the highest annual drop (-11.81 percent), followed by onions (-6.4 percent) and rice (-3.76 percent). In contrast, carrots rose the most (22.25 percent).
Month-over-month, food prices slowed to 0.85 percent, from 0.89 percent in December. Household articles eased to 0.49 percent from 0.89 percent a month earlier and clothing and footwear recorded the highest drop (-0.15 percent). Transport prices dropped 0.03 percent, after rising 1.85 percent in December.
Among regions, Curitiba, Belo Horizonte, Recife, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Fortaleza recorded higher annual inflation rates, while Salvador, Goiânia, Vitória, Campo Grande, Brasília, Belém, Porto Alegre and Salvador recorded rates of inflation lower than 5.59 percent.