Brazil's annual inflation eases slightly to 6.56 pct in November

viernes 5 de diciembre de 2014 07:19 GYT
 

BRASILIA, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Annual inflation in Brazil in
November was 6.56 percent, easing slightly from October's
numbers but still above the ceiling of the official government
target, government data showed on Friday.
    The IPCA consumer index had been expected to rise
6.59 percent in the 12 months to November, unchanged from 6.59
percent in October, according to the median forecast of 22
economists surveyed. Forecasts for the rise ranged from 6.55 to
6.66 percent. 
    Consumer prices rose 0.51 percent on a
month-to-month basis from October, up from a 0.42 percent
increase in the prior month.
    The central bank targets inflation at 4.5 percent, with a
tolerance margin of 2 percentage points.
   
    Below is the result for each price category:     
    
                               October     November
 - Food and beverages          0.46        0.77
 - Housing                     0.68        0.69
 - Household articles          0.19        -0.04
 - Apparel                     0.62        0.39
 - Transport                   0.39        0.43
 - Health and personal care    0.39        0.42
 - Personal expenses           0.36        0.48
 - Education                   0.11        0.21
 - Communication               -0.05       0.08
                                           
 - IPCA                        0.42        0.51
 

 (Reporting by Alonso Soto Editing by W Simon)