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18/04/2017 - 13:43hs

Inflation declined in five capitals

Weekly Consumer Price Index decreased in the majority of the seven capitals surveyed between the first and the second weeks of April.

Rio de Janeiro – The inflation rate as measured by the Weekly Consumer Price Index (IPC-S) declined in five of the seven capitals surveyed by Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) between the first and second weeks of April. The sharpest drop was registered in Belo Horizonte: 0.26 percentage point, from 0.28% to 0.02%.

The IPC-S also declined in Porto Alegre (0.09 percentage point, from 0.46% to 0.37%), Salvador (0.06 percentage point, from 0.22% to 0.16%), Recife (0.05 percentage point, from 0.65% to 0.60%) and Rio de Janeiro (0.03 percentage point, from 1% to 0.97%). Two capitals registered a slight increase in the inflation rate: São Paulo (0.02 percentage point, from 0.23% to 0.25%) and Brasília (0.01 percentage point, from 0.58% to 0.59%).

*Translated by Sérgio Kakitani

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