Curitiba, capital of Paraná, registers the highest inflation in the country

The Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) released the Extended National Consumer Price Index (IPCA) for October 2021. The index reached 1.25% and is the highest since 2002. The rise is driven by the constant rise in prices fuels and other eight items that make up the research. With that, the accumulated inflation hits 10.67% and already surpasses the entire inflation index of last year, which was 10.25%.

Who else feels this high is Curitiba. The capital of Paraná registered inflation of 1.45% in October. In the last 12 months, Curitiba reaches 12.54%. The National Consumer Price Index (INPC) reached 14.3% in the capital, while the national average is at 11.8%.

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“Transport had the biggest variation and the biggest impact (0.55 pp) by far on the month’s index”, says IPCA manager Pedro Kislanov.” The rise in gasoline is related to the successive adjustments that have been applied to the price of petrol. fuel, in refineries, by Petrobras. Besides gasoline, there was also an increase in the prices of diesel (5.77%), ethanol (3.54%) and vehicle gas (0.84%)”, he informs.

Bottled gas (3.67%) also rose for the 17th consecutive month in October, having accumulated an increase of 44.77% since June 2020.

Inflation in Brazil / IBGE

Highest inflation in the country

The inflation graphs show that the capital of Paraná has been pushing inflation up. From November 2020 to October 2021, the IPCA in Curitiba was above the Brazilian average. June was the month with the longest distance. While the national IPCA rose 0.96%, in the capital it reached 1.6%.

In the assessment of the economist at the Inter-Union Department of Statistics and Socioeconomic Studies (DIEESE), Sandro Silva, inflation in the capital of Paraná above the national average is due to factors such as food, which rises more than in the rest of the country. “This is reflected in the value of the basic food basket. Curitiba also has, in the accumulated result for the year, the highest increase among the capitals surveyed”, he identifies.

He also says that rising fuel prices and public tariffs have a greater impact on Curitiba than the national average. “The water tariff had at least two increases this year, as a result of Sanepar’s policy, which focuses on the profit and dividend distribution policy, and Copel, which readjusted in June, adding to the increase in banners”, explains the economist .

Comparison of inflation in Brazil with Curitiba / IBGE

Source: BoF Paraná

Edition: Lia Bianchini

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