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Brazilian month to month inflation lowest since 1998

Staff Writer | October 12, 2016
For September, prices in Brazil rose just 0.08%, far less heated than the 0.44% increase recorded in August.
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Brazil   The smallest monthly increase since July 2014
It was the smallest monthly increase since July 2014, when prices rose 0.01% and the lowest increase for a September since 1998.

Food prices, which helped lead the overall rate by shooting up 9.11% between January and August, slipped slightly in September. Transport costs also fell fractionally, while housing rose 0.63%from August and health costs rose 0.33%.

The easing off of price rises will be welcome to regular Brazilians who have been hammered by inflation, rising joblessness and a profound economic slowdown.


 

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