Inflation for households with income between 1 and 2.5 minimum wages increases in March
The Consumer Price Index – Low Income (IPC-C1) for March rose by 0.67%, 0.18 percentage points (p.p.) above February, when the index reported a rate of 0.49%. With this result, the indicator reached a cumulative increase of 1.77% in the year and 5.42% in the last 12 months. In March, the IPC-BR rose by 0.65%. The rate of the indicator for the last 12 months was 4.88%, below the level reported by IPC-C1.
In this calculation, four of the eight component expenditure classes of the index presented an increase in their variation rates: Transportation (0.22% to 1.27%), Food (0.97% to 1.23%), Clothing (-0.04% to 0.61%), and Education, Reading and Recreation (-0.24 % to 0.10%). In these groups, it is worth mentioning the behavior of the items: gasoline (-1.85% to 3.24%), vegetables and legumes (6.22% to 12.14%), clothing (0.06% to 0.85%), and music concerts (-2.53% to 2.70%).
In contrast, the groups Housing (0.40% to 0.20%), Health and Personal Care (0.50% to 0.25%), Miscellaneous Expenses (0.08% to -0.15%) and Communication (-0.05% to -0.06%) showed a decline in their variation rates. In these expenditure classes, the main highlights are the items residential electricity bill (1.56% to 0.17%), hygiene and personal care (0.99% to 0.34%), religious and funeral services (0.94% to 0.18%) and residential telephone bill (-0.16% to -0.44%).
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