TABLE-Economists raise Brazil inflation view slightly

Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:34am EST

SAO PAULO, Dec 30 (Reuters) - Economists raised their
forecast for Brazil's inflation this and next year by 0.01
percentage point while estimates for economic growth remained
stable, 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   5.72       5.73       5.97       5.98
 Exchange rate        2.34       2.34       2.45       2.45

 Interest rate        --         --         10.50      10.50

 GDP growth           2.30       2.30       2.00       2.00
 Industrial output    1.60       1.59       2.23       2.23

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