The index, measured by trade association FecomercioSP, climbed 2.4% in December over November and reached 75.6 points, the highest level since July 2015.
Credit in the country will suffer the first fall ever registered by the Brazilian Central Bank if the forecast for this year is to be confirmed.
Such is the increase in prices that consumers in the country are expecting in the next 12 months.
The debt from BRL 3.032 trillion (USD 910 billion) in October to BRL 3.092 trillion (USD 928 billion) in November, according to data from the National Treasury.
The goal is to foster jobs creation and growth in the Arab country. The African Development Bank has made USD 500 million in financing available.
Measures by the Development Bank aim to facilitate, expand and streamline access to credit by micro, small and medium-size businesses.
Financial market is predicting the inflation rate to be 6.52% in Brazil this year. Previous estimate was 6.69%.
An index that tracks the prices in Brazil of internationally traded primary products increased in November from October.
Price increase in October was 0.1%, below the 0.47% registered in September, and the 1.77% registered in October of last year. The data is from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).
Brazil’s federal, states and local governments ran a primary surplus in October, breaking a five-month down streak.
Brazil’s domestic and foreign nominal debts eased in October from September, to BRL 3.03 trillion.
Brazil saw USD 8.4 billion worth of direct investment last month. The amount is 25% higher than in October 2015.