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Brazil Consumer Prices rise 0.25% in January

Consumer prices measured by the National Broad Consumer Price Index (IPCA) rose 0.25% in January, below market expectations, the state-run Brazilian Institute reported on Tuesday of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).

In the 12 months to January, prices increased 4.56%, following the 4.52% increase through December.

Here is the result according to each price category:

January December – Food and beverages 1.02 1.74 – Housing -1.07 2.88 – Household items 0.86 1.76 – Clothing -0.07 0.59 – Transportation 0.41 1.36 – Health and personal care 0.32 0.40 – Personal expenses 0.39 0.65 – Education 0.13 0.48 – Communications 0.02 0.39 – IPCA 0.25 1.35

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