Economists raise Brazil's 2016 inflation view in central bank poll

lunes 13 de junio de 2016 07:44 GYT
 

BRASILIA, June 13 (Reuters) - Economists raised their
forecasts for Brazil's inflation rate in 2016, a weekly central
bank survey showed on Monday, after the fastest increase in
consumer prices for May since 2008.
    The median expectation of about 100 economists in the poll
projected Brazil's 2016 inflation rate at 7.19 percent, above
the 4.5 percent official target. 
    
 (pct)                2016                 2017      
                      previous   new       previous  new
                      forecast   forecast  forecast  forecast
 Consumer inflation   7.12       7.19      5.50      5.50
 Exchange rate        3.68       3.65      3.85      3.81
 (reais per U.S                                      
 dollar, end-period)                                 
 Interest rate        12.88      13.00     11.25     11.25
 (end-period)                                        
 GDP growth           -3.71      -3.60     0.85      1.00
 Industrial output    -5.90      -5.87     1.00      0.80
 
 (Reporting by Silvio Cascione)