Impacts of food price increases are focus of online event
One of the main challenges of the Lula administration, among many others, will be to tackle rising food prices. Between October 2012 and October 2022, food prices rose 41.5%, while general inflation was around 22.45%. Last year, while inflation closed at 5.75%, the prices of food consumed at home (bought in street markets and supermarkets) rose 13.23%. This trend has continued this year, which will make it harder for inflation to fall.
To debate this topic, Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Brazilian Institute of Economics (FGV IBRE) and the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo are holding a webinar called “The Impacts of Food Price Increases” on March 15, at 10 am, on FGV’s YouTube channel.
Speakers: André Braz, FGV IBRE’s consumer price index coordinator; Daniela Campello, political scientist and professor at FGV EBAPE; Silvia Matos, researcher and coordinator of FGV IBRE’s Macro Bulletin. The moderator will be Fernando Canzian, Folha de S. Paulo special reporter.
To take part, please sign up here.