The annual inflation rate in Brazil increased to 10.25 percent in September from 9.68 percent in August but slightly below market expectations of 10.33 percent. It is the highest reading since February of 2016 as the reopening of the economy, alongside global supply issues, the effects of a weaker currency, and a severe drought continued to weigh on prices. The biggest increases were seen in prices of transportation (17.93 percent), mainly fuels (39.6 percent); housing (14 percent), of which electricity went up 28.82 percent as the worst drought in decades hit hydro dams, one of the country's main sources of power generation; household articles (12.58 percent); and food & drinks (12.54 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices jumped 1.16 percent, the most for September since 1994. The cost of housing recorded the biggest increase (2.56 percent), which was mainly influenced by the rise in energy prices (6.47 percent). source: Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE)

Inflation Rate in Brazil averaged 325.59 percent from 1980 until 2021, 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 2021.

Inflation Rate in Brazil is expected to be 7.60 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Brazil Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 4.00 percent in 2022 and 3.25 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Brazil Inflation Rate


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-09-09 12:00 PM Aug 9.68% 8.99% 9.5% 9.5%
2021-10-08 12:00 PM Sep 10.25% 9.68% 10.33% 10.3%
2021-11-10 12:00 PM Oct


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Brazil Inflation Rate Hits 5-Year High in September
The annual inflation rate in Brazil increased to 10.25 percent in September from 9.68 percent in August but slightly below market expectations of 10.33 percent. It is the highest reading since February of 2016 as the reopening of the economy, alongside global supply issues, the effects of a weaker currency, and a severe drought continued to weigh on prices. The biggest increases were seen in prices of transportation (17.93 percent), mainly fuels (39.6 percent); housing (14 percent), of which electricity went up 28.82 percent as the worst drought in decades hit hydro dams, one of the country's main sources of power generation; household articles (12.58 percent); and food & drinks (12.54 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices jumped 1.16 percent, the most for September since 1994. The cost of housing recorded the biggest increase (2.56 percent), which was mainly influenced by the rise in energy prices (6.47 percent).
2021-10-08
Brazil Inflation Rate Hits New 5-Year High
The annual inflation rate in Brazil increased to 9.68 percent in August from 8.99 percent in July of 2021, slightly higher than market forecasts of 9.5%. It is the highest reading since February of 2016 as the reopening of the economy, alongside global supply issues, the effects of a weaker currency, and a severe drought continued to weigh on prices. Biggest increases were seen in prices of transportation (16.63 percent), mainly fuels (41.33 percent); food and drinks (13.94 percent); household articles (12.69 percent); and housing (11.57 percent), of which electricity (21.08 percent) as the worst drought in decades hit hydro dams, one of the country's main sources of power generation. On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched up 0.87 percent, higher than market expectations of 0.71 percent and the highest inflation for August since 2000. Cost of transports recorded the biggest increase (1.46 percent), that was mainly influenced by the rise in fuels prices (2.96 percent).
2021-09-09
Brazil Inflation Rate Highest since 2016
The annual inflation rate in Brazil quickened to 8.99% in July of 2021 from 8.35% in June, broadly in line with market forecasts of 8.98%. The inflation accelerated for the 14th consecutive month to the highest since May of 2016, reflecting the reopening of the economy, alongside global supply issues, the effects of a weaker currency and a severe drought. Biggest increases were seen in transportation (15.90%), on account of fuels (41.30%); food and drinks (13.25%); household articles (12.21%), namely TV, sound and computers (15.57%); and housing (11.21%), of which electricity (20.09%) as the worst drought in decades hits hydro dams, one of the country's main sources of power generation. On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched up 0.96%, the most in seven months, with housing recording the biggest increase (3.1%), almost in line with market forecasts of 0.94%.
2021-08-10

Brazil Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Inflation Rate 10.25 percent Sep/21 9.68 6821.31 1.65
Inflation Rate Mom 1.16 percent Sep/21 0.87 82.39 -0.51
Consumer Price Index CPI 5944.21 points Sep/21 5876.05 5944.21 0.00
Food Inflation 12.54 percent Sep/21 13.94 5266.83 -2.30
CPI Transportation 5822.11 points Sep/21 5718.04 5822.11 0.00
CPI Housing Utilities 10541.27 points Sep/21 10278.31 10541.27 0.00


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: Transport (20 percent); Food and beverages (19 percent of the total weight) ; housing (15 percent); health care (13 percent); and personal expenses (11 percent). Also, Communication accounts for 4 percent; education for 6 percent; clothing for 5 percent; household goods 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.