Brazil 2015 inflation view rises again, central bank poll shows

lunes 20 de abril de 2015 07:41 GYT

SAO PAULO, April 20 (Reuters) - Economists raised their
forecasts for Brazil's 2015 inflation rate just a week after
signaling that their expectations had peaked, according to a
weekly central bank poll of about 100 economists.
    The economists raised their inflation forecasts to 8.23
percent on Monday from 8.13 percent in the previous week, which
had been the first time since December in which the forecast had
dropped on a weekly basis. 
    Forecasts for economic growth at end-2015 fell to -1.03
percent from -1.01 percent in the previous week, while
expectations for growth, interest rates and inflation for
end-2016 remained unchanged.
    For detailed poll results in Portuguese, see: here
 (pct)                2015                 2016
                      previous   new       previous  new
                      forecast   forecast  forecast  forecast
 Consumer inflation   8.13       8.23      5.60      5.60
 Exchange rate        3.25       3.21      3.30      3.30
 (reais per U.S                                      
 dollar, end-period)                                 
 Interest rate        13.25      13.25     11.50     11.50
 GDP growth           -1.01      -1.03     1.00      1.00
 Industrial output    -2.50      -2.50     1.50      1.50

 (Reporting by Asher Levine)