FGV General price inflation index (IPC-S) hits 0.47% in the last week of March

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The general consumer price index (locally known as the IPC-S) reported by the FGV was at 0.47%, 0.08 percentage points above the last disclosure. With this result, the indicator has accumulated an increase of 1.48% in the year and 4.55% in the last 12 months.

Within the calculation, five of the eight classes measured increased – the largest contribution coming from the food category (from 0.42% to 0.71%). Within food, the item of vegetables was a highlight, increasing from 3.30% to 5.45%.

The following groups also had increases: housing (from 0.94% to 1.10%), health and personal care (from 0.61% to 0.71%), miscellaneous expenses (from 0.80% to 0.90%) and education, reading and leisure (from -0.18 to -0.11). On the other hand, the following groups were lower: transport (from -0.03% to -0.30%), communication (from -0.77% to -0.95%), and clothing (0.12% to 0.11%).

The IPC-S is calculated in seven Brazilian capitals: São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Recife, Salvador, Porto Alegre and Brasília.

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