UPDATE 1-Economists raise Brazil's 2016 inflation forecast -poll

lunes 12 de septiembre de 2016 08:10 GYT
 

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    BRASILIA, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Economists raised their
forecasts for Brazil's inflation in 2016 and kept them steady
for next year, a weekly central poll showed on Monday. 
    The median forecast of about 100 economists in the survey
projected the annual inflation rate will end this year at 7.36
percent, up from 7.34 percent seen in the previous week. For
2017, projections point to inflation of 5.12 percent, well above
the official target of 4.5 percent.  
    
 (pct)                2016                2017      
                      previous  new       previous  new
                      forecast  forecast  forecast  forecast
 Consumer inflation   7.34      7.36      5.12      5.12
 Exchange rate        3.26      3.25      3.45      3.45
 (reais per U.S                                     
 dollar, end-period)                                
 Interest rate        13.75     13.75     11.00     11.00
 (end-period)                                       
 GDP growth           -3.20     -3.18     1.30      1.30
 Industrial output    -6.03     -5.93     0.50      0.50
 
 (Reporting by Alonso Soto Editing by W Simon)