The Producer Price Index (IPP), which measures the price variation of industrialized products as they leave the factories, registered inflation of 2.28% in June. The rate is lower than the 2.55% in May. The data was released today (1st) by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).
The IPP accumulates inflation of 8.62% in the first six months of the year and of 13.45% in 12 months.
Of the 24 industrial activities surveyed, 19 increased in prices, especially mining and quarrying (5.72%), other chemicals (4.47%), food (3.39%) and petroleum refining and alcohol products 2.85%), which accounted for the highest inflation rates of the month and also had the greatest impacts on the IPP.
Five activities had price drops in the period, with emphasis on perfumery and soaps (-2.47%) and beverages (-0.70%).
Among the four major economic categories, the highest inflation rate was recorded among intermediate goods, that is, the industrial inputs used in the productive sector (2.88%). The other sectors had the following rates: capital goods, ie machinery and equipment (0.96%), durable consumer goods (0.36%) and semi-durable and non-durable consumer goods (1.93%), .