Brasília – The forecast from Brazilian banks regarding inflation this year has eased, as per a weekly poll from the Brazilian Central Bank. The National Extended Consumer Price Index (IPCA) is now seen ending 2018 at 3.71%, down from 3.89% as of last week. The Central Bank released its Focus Bulleting containing the poll’s results this Monday (10). The 2019 IPCA forecast moved down for the fifth week in a row, from 4.11% to 4.07%. The projection for 2020 has been 4% for 75 weeks now, and the one for 2021 changed from 3.78% to 3.75%.
Expected Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth slid for the second week, this time from 1.32% to 1.30%. The 2019 forecast remains at 2.53%, with GDP`seen climbing 2.50% in 2020 and in 2021.
Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum