Inflation Hits 0.57 Percent in April Pressed by Adjustment in Medicine Prices

According to Fernando Gonçalves, manager of the survey, food, and transportation have already been standing out in the last months, a scenario that repeated in April.

By Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Influenced by the rise in medicine prices, inflation in Brazil reached 0.57 percent in April, according to the Extended National Consumer Price Index - IPCA, released today by the IBGE.

As a result, the cumulative change in the year stayed at 2.09 percent and the change over the last 12 months, at 4.94 percent.

The rise of 2.25 percent in medicines reflected the annual adjustment, in force since March 31, which hit all the classes of these products, with a maximum of 4.33 percent. Considering the rises in the . . .

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