TABLE-Economists trim view for Brazil 2016 inflation to 5.5 pct

lunes 2 de marzo de 2015 07:41 GYT
 

BRASILIA, March 2 (Reuters) - Economists reduced their
estimates for Brazil's 2016 inflation rate for the first time in
more than one month, according to a weekly central bank poll on
Monday.
    The median forecast of about 100 economists in the poll
projected an inflation rate of 5.5 percent next year, down from
an estimate of 5.6 percent in the prior week's survey. The
target is 4.5 percent.
    
    
 (pct)          2015                2016
                previous  new       previous  new
                forecast  forecast  forecast  forecast
 Consumer       7.33      7.47      5.60      5.50
 inflation                                    
 Exchange rate  2.90      2.91      3.00      3.00
 (reais per                                   
 U.S dollar,                                  
 end-period)                                  
 Interest rate  12.75     13.00     11.50     11.50
 (end-period)                                 
 GDP growth     -0.50     -0.58     1.50      1.50
 Industrial     -0.35     -0.72     2.00      2.40
 output                                       
 
 (Reporting by Silvio Cascione Editing by W Simon)