quarta-feira, 11 de abril, 2018

The IPCA slows down to 0.09%, and has lower level for March in 24 years

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO (Reuters)-the official brazilian inflation slowed with strength in March before the cheaper prices of airline tickets and gasoline, and was the lowest level for the month in 24 years, confirming the Central Bank room to cut again the basic interest. In March, the national consumer price Index (IPCA) had a positive variation of 0, 9% about 0,32% high in February, reported on Tuesday the Brazilian Institute of geography and statistics (IBGE). The given is the weakest for March since the implementation of the Real plan in 1994 and was below the expectation in research from Reuters with economists, 0,12% advance on monthly comparison. In 12 months, the IPCA rose until March 2,68%, slowing down before the February 2,84% and even more below the floor of this year's goal of 4,5% with margin of 1.5 percentage point up or down. The expectation in research of Reuters was 2,71% feed on annual basis and given at 12 months is also the weakest in March since the Real plan. "The feeling we have is that there are still uncertainties regarding the paths that the economy will follow," said IBGE Manager Fernando Goncalves. "There's still economic instability with unemployment and income. Some people are also insecure in spending, "he added. Two groups had registered deflation in March, according to the IBGE, highlighting the fall of prices for transport, 0,25% after 0,74% advance in February. The 15,42% deflation on airline tickets — a volatile item — after the end of the holidays held the main negative impact on the index of the month. But the price of fuel also had important influence, with 0, 4% indentation and highlighting the gasoline, whose prices fell 0,19%. "We are not against a backdrop of inflation down, on the contrary. Even if there were no low walkways, the index would be 0,16%, "said Gautam. Also fall in prices in March the group communication, 0,33%, against positive variation of 0, 5% in the preceding month, given the reduction in rates of fixed to mobile phone connections, in force since 25 February. On the other hand, the largest high impact was for fruit, whose prices rose 5,32% due to seasonality of supply, leading the food and drink group climbing 0, 7% after 0,33% deflation in February. Given the weakness of inflation, the Central Bank has already cut the basic interest rate Selic to the historical minimum 6,5% and indicated further reduction in may, before terminating the cycle of easing. According to the President of the BC, Ilan Goldfajn, a pause in the process of monetary easing seems to be necessary after the next meeting to evaluate the effects of the lags of monetary policy and make a decision about your next steps.
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