From ethanol to zucchini: see the products that rose the most in price


Inflation is on track to close the year at its worst level in Brazil since 2015. The Broad National Consumer Price Index (IPCA) closed up 0.87% in August, and accumulates growth of 9.68% in the last 12 months.

In the numbers released this Thursday, 9 by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), the group that had the highest price increase was transport, driven by the increase in fuel prices.

In the year, however, groups like the electricity it’s at food also face high.

Individually, the price of these products rose much more than the general inflation accumulated in the same period, from January to August, which was 5.67%.

The champion is the cucumber, which rose 78% between January and August. If only the month of August is counted, all the items that rose the most individually are also in the food and fuel group.