2-23-18 7:32 AM EST | Email Article

By Paulo Trevisani


BRASILIA--Brazil's annual inflation slowed in mid-February as price increases in education and transportation were offset by a drop in housing and other costs, the country's statistics agency said Friday.

The IPCA-15 consumer-price index rose 2.86% in the 12 months through the middle of this month, from 3.02% in the year ended in mid-January.

The index rose 0.38% in February from a month earlier, after a monthly rise of 0.39% in mid-January.

Education costs rose 4.01% as Brazil's school year began earlier this month. An increase of 1.78% in gasoline prices pushed transportation prices up by 1.11%, the statistics agency, known as IBGE, said.


Write to Paulo Trevisani at paulo.trevisani@wsj.com


(END) Dow Jones Newswires

February 23, 2018 07:32 ET (12:32 GMT)

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