Revelation of Expectations in Latin America (REVELA): No. 10 : February, 2008

Feb 2008
REVELA analyzes market expectations of growth and inflation in Latin American countries. The figures analyzed represent the results of surveys of private sector actors conducted by the central banks of each country according to their own specific methodologies. They do not represent official projections by the IDB or any other official body. RES collects the results of these surveys from participating central banks on a monthly basis to produce a report and a set of illustrative graphs and tables. In this February issue, REVELA reports that growth expectations in Latin America for 2008 remain relatively high and stable. The average expected 2008 growth rate for the countries surveyed is now 5.2%. Inflation expectations continue to rise, increasing most significantly in Bolivia, Guatemala, Honduras and Peru. Now the expected inflation rate for 2008 is 7.1%, 0.1% higher than last surveyed.