Friday, February 09, 2018

FRESH FOOD INFLATION SOARS IN BH

According to the Foundation's research coordinator, Vishnu Ipead Vieira Martins Moreira, high in January was expected, due to the characteristics of the month, but was the lowest recorded in January over the past three years. In 2015, the index was 2.23%; in 2016, of 2.94% and, in 2017, from 2.19%. With that, according to the researcher, is maintained the trend of controlled inflation. According to the study by the Foundation, fresh foods Ipead were discharged from 10.82% over December, influenced mainly by the price of tomato, up 66.79%. They also had high excursions, with elevation of 27.71% in prices; ordinary gasoline, an increase of 5.72%; PROPERTY TAX, 2.94%; elementary course, 7.85%; Labor (Mason, electrician and Carpenter), 9.72%. Usually, also impact on rising inflation, in January, the Motor vehicle tax (IPVA), adjustment of the minimum wage and an increase in school fees. According to Vishnu Vasudevan, high in the price of the excursion occurs due to the holiday period. Gasoline already been suffering successive increases as a result of the change in price of Petrobras and of high taxes on the product. The rise in the price of tomatoes has connection with the climate issue, with excessive rains in growing areas and the off-season. The electrical energy, that during the year of 2017 pushed inflation upwards in January 2018 was one of the items that prevented the IPCA rise even more: the price of the electricity tariff was 4.79% reduction residential. The result is a consequence of the climate, too: with more rain, the flag was the January green tariff, i.e. with lower cost. Also pushed inflation down: lato sensu graduate course, with 9.5% reduction; higher education, 2.23% reduction; hairdresser, 3.51% drop; dentist, 2.42% reduction. Even had falling prices of soda (-1.37%) and beer (-1.58%) in supermarkets. According to the research, the food group, there was high of 0.65%. Non-food products, the increase was of 1.89%, with 2.25% in high housing and 2.06% in personal products. Managed products, such as transportation and fuel, the high was 1.30%. Tomato-the basket rose 5.58 percent in January, in comparison with December, R $404.60, corresponding to 42.41% of the minimum wage. Again, the culprit was the tomato santa cruz, with a high of 66.68%. Then the items that most were discharged were English potato (17.14%) and tea from within (3.87%). The most significant falls were the bananas-cockatiel (-6.10); butter (-2.14%) and beans carioquinha (-2.52). According to researcher Timothy Vieira, after suffering falls, the price of the basket returned to the level of January 2017. According to her, despite being expressive, high is punctual, being that there should be a normalization from next month. Interest-the interest rate monthly survey carried out showed that there was high on most items valued in January, compared to December, even with the Selic rate having successive falls. The monthly credit card interest rates stayed at 12.24%, while those of the overdraft amounted to 13.5%. "These are the two forms of easier access to credit. We need to be cautious, "researcher Sara Vasquez.
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