Revelation of Expectations in Latin America (REVELA): No. 12 : April, 2008

Apr 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 April issue, REVELA reports that growth expectations for 2008 on average remained almost unchanged in Latin America at 5.23%. There are six countries with higher expected 2008 growth rates and two with lower expectations than last month's survey. On the other hand, inflation expectations continue to rise; now the expected inflation rate for 2008 is 7.7%, up from last month's 7.6%.