TABLE-Brazil economists see higher inflation, deeper downturn -poll

lunes 29 de junio de 2015 07:41 GYT
 

SAO PAULO, June 29 (Reuters) - Economists ratcheted up their
2015 inflation forecasts and saw a deeper recession,  a weekly
central bank poll showed on Monday.
    Inflation is expected to reach 9 percent this year, twice
the official 4.5 percent target. It was the eleventh straight
week that the estimate rose.
    Economic growth is forecast to fall 1.49 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   8.97       9.00      5.50      5.50
 Exchange rate        3.20       3.20      3.40      3.37
 (reais per U.S                                      
 dollar, end-period)                                 
 Interest rate        14.25      14.50     12.00     12.00
 (end-period)                                        
 GDP growth           -1.45      -1.49     0.70      0.50
 Industrial output    -3.65      -4.00     1.50      1.50
 

 (Reporting by Asher Levine Editing by W Simon)