TABLE-Economists cut Brazil growth forecasts for 2013, 2014

Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:35am EST

SAO PAULO, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Economists trimmed their
forecasts for Brazil's economic growth this year to 2.30 percent
from 2.35 percent, while reducing their forecasts for growth in
2014 to 2.01 percent from 2.10 percent, a weekly central bank
poll showed on Monday.
    The outlook for Brazil's benchmark interest rates remained
unchanged in the poll, which provides the median forecasts of
economists at about 100 financial institutions.
    

 (pct)                2013                  2014
                      previous   new        previous   new
                      forecast   forecast   forecast   forecast
 Consumer inflation   5.70       5.70       5.92       5.95
 Exchange rate        2.30       2.33       2.40       2.43

 Interest rate        --         --         10.50      10.50

 GDP growth           2.35       2.30       2.10       2.01
 Industrial output    1.63       1.61       2.25       2.31
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