Inflation of the poorest families exceeds 10% in 12 months to August

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The main reason was the rise in food, which is more relevant in the consumption basket of the poorest part of the population

A inflation of the poorest families grew in August, once again, at a faster pace than for families with higher incomes, show calculations by the Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea) released on Wednesday. In the 12-month accumulated period, the inflation of the population from very low to low-middle income reaches double digits.

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In August, the IPEA Index of Inflation by Income Range shows that the inflation of very low-income and low-income families increased by 0.91%. The main reason was the rise in food, which is more relevant in the consumption basket of the poorest part of the population. As a result, inflation in these income brackets accumulates an increase of 10.63% and 10.37%, respectively, in 12 months.

The inflation of high-income families, in turn, increased by 0.78% in the month. In this case, the 12-month accumulated inflation is 8.04%.

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