IPCA-15 accelerates less than expected and rises 0.21%, lowest level for April in 12 years

IPCA-15 accelerates less than expected and rises 0.21%, lowest level for April in 12 years

By Camila MoreiraSÃO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's official inflation preview has accelerated slightly less than expected and was at its lowest level for April in 12 years, remaining ...

By Camila MoreiraSAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's forecast for official inflation accelerated slightly less than expected and was at its lowest level for April in 12 years, remaining well below the official target floor and holding room for further interest rate cuts. by the Central Bank.In April, the Broad National Consumer Price Index-15 (IPCA-15) rose 0.21 percent, up from 0.10 percent in March, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) said on Friday. ).The result was slightly below expectations in a Reuters survey of 0.25 percent and is the weakest for April since 2006 (0.17 percent).As a result, the 12-month IPCA-15 remained at 2.80 percent, below the IPCA target of 4.5 percent, with a 1.5 percentage point margin up or down.The 12-month expectation in the Reuters poll was for the IPCA-15 to rise 2.84 percent.In April, Health and Personal Care prices rose the most, 0.69 percent, with the main weight on the index.That's because health insura...


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