Brazil's 2016 inflation view falls for 3rd straight week - poll

lunes 28 de marzo de 2016 07:48 GYT
 

BRASILIA, March 28 (Reuters) - Economists cut their
forecasts for Brazil's 2016 inflation rate for a third straight
week after a recent strengthening of the exchange rate against
the U.S. dollar, a weekly central bank survey of economists
showed on Monday.
     The median forecast of about 100 economists polled by the
central bank projected the inflation rate at 7.31 percent at the
end of 2016, down from 7.43 percent in the prior week's survey
but still above the official 4.5 percent target.
    The median forecast for the exchange rate at end-2016
strengthened for a sixth straight week to 4.15 reais per dollar.
    
 (pct)                2016                 2017
                      previous   new       previous  new
                      forecast   forecast  forecast  forecast
 Consumer inflation   7.43       7.31      6.00      6.00
 Exchange rate        4.20       4.15      4.30      4.20
 (reais per U.S                                      
 dollar, end-period)                                 
 Interest rate        14.25      14.25     12.50     12.50
 (end-period)                                        
 GDP growth           -3.60      -3.66     0.44      0.35
 Industrial output    -4.50      -4.40     0.57      0.85
 
   

    
 (Reporting by Silvio Cascione; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)