Economists raise Brazil inflation outlook - weekly central bank survey

lunes 18 de enero de 2016 07:01 GYT
 

SAO PAULO, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Economists raised their
forecasts for inflation this year and 2017, a weekly central
bank survey showed on Monday.
    The median estimate of about 100 analysts at financial
institutions surveyed by the bank projected consumer prices to
rise by 7 percent in 2016, up from 6.93 percent in the previous
week's view and to rise by 5.4 percent in 2017 compared with 5.2
percent seen a week earlier.
  
    
    
 (pct)          2016                 2017
                previous   new       previous   new forecast
                forecast   forecast  forecast   
 Consumer       6.93       7.00      5.20       5.40
 inflation                                      
 Exchange rate  4.25       4.25      4.23       4.30
 (reais per                                     
 U.S dollar,                                    
 end-period)                                    
 Interest rate  15.25      15.25     12.75      12.88
 (end-period)                                   
 GDP growth     -2.99      -2.99     0.86       1.00
 Industrial     -3.45      -3.47     1.98       1.80
 output                                         
 
 (Reporting by Reese Ewing)