IPC-S shows higher inflation in the last week of 2018

With this result, the indicator accrued an increase of 4.32% between January and December 2018.
经济学
03 一月 2019
IPC-S shows higher inflation in the last week of 2018

The Weekly Consumer Price Index (IPC-S) of December 31, 2018 rose 0.29%, 0.19 percentage point (p.p.) above the rate recorded in the last disclosure. With this result, the indicator accrued an increase of 4.32% between January and December 2018.

Five of the eight expense categories that comprise the index recorded higher price variation rates compared to the previous period. The Housing group recorded the highest variation (-0.13% to 0.20%). In this expense class, it is important to highlight the behavior of the household power bill item, whose rate rose from -2.37% to -1.27%.

The following groups also recorded increasing variation rates: Transport (-0.92% to -0.63%), Food (0.60% to 0.74%), Health and Personal Care (0.29% to 0.44%) and Clothing (0.24% to 0.69%). The following items stand out in these expense classes: gasoline (-5.14% to -4.30%), hygiene and personal care items (-0.04% to 0.60%), dairy products (-2.38% to -2.11%) and clothes (0.31% to 0.99%).

On the other hand, the Education, Reading and Recreation (0.98% to 0.83%), Miscellaneous Expenses (0.19% to 0.13%) and Communication (0.05% to -0.01%) groups recorded decreasing variation rates. The following items are worth mentioning in these expense classes: performance venues (0.77% to 0.31%), postal fees (3.11% to 1.49%) and landline phone and internet packages (0.24% to 0.00%).

The next calculation of the IPC-S, with data collected until January 7, will be published on January 8.