TABLE-Brazil's economic outlook worsens in central bank poll

lunes 22 de junio de 2015 07:48 GYT
 

BRASILIA, June 22 (Reuters) - Economists cut their forecasts
for Brazil's growth in 2015 and 2016 and raised their estimates
for inflation and interest rates, a weekly central bank poll
showed on Monday.
    Inflation is expected to reach 8.97 percent this year,
nearly twice as much as the official 4.5 percent target.
Economic growth is forecast to fall 1.45 percent in 2015, the
worst performance for Latin America's largest economy in 25
years, according to the poll of about 100 analysts.   
    
 (pct)                2015                 2016
                      previous   new       previous  new
                      forecast   forecast  forecast  forecast
 Consumer inflation   8.79       8.97      5.50      5.50
 Exchange rate        3.20       3.20      3.30      3.40
 (reais per U.S                                      
 dollar, end-period)                                 
 Interest rate        14.00      14.25     12.00     12.00
 (end-period)                                        
 GDP growth           -1.35      -1.45     0.90      0.70
 Industrial output    -3.20      -3.65     1.60      1.50
 
 (Reporting by Silvio Cascione; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)