Find out how the new fuel adjustment announced by Petrobras affects Brazilians' daily products and services.
Petrobras announced the adjustment of fuel prices, an increase of 5.18% in the liter of gasoline and 14.26% in the value of diesel. This increase is directly affecting several sectors of the Brazilian economy. Basic products such as rice, beans and meat will be expensive.
What is the current scenario?
Following the announcement, the average selling price of diesel will increase from R$ 4.91 to R$ 5.61 per liter, while the average price of gasoline will increase from R$ 3.86 to R$ 4.06 per liter. The prices charged at gas stations across the country depend on taxes and the profit margins of dealers and dealers.
Petrobras' adjustments are made based on the Parity Import Price Policy. The increase in fuel prices has a strong impact on the IPA (Broad Producer Price Index), responsible for recording fluctuations in agricultural and industrial items.
The war in Ukraine is one of the main factors behind the rise in fuel prices on the international scene. Sanctions against Russia over its oil and natural gas are reducing the quantity of these inputs on the international market, causing prices to rise. The country is the second largest producer and exporter of oil in the world.
In practice, which areas could be affected?
Sectors such as transport, clothing, food and construction are likely to suffer from the new adjustments made by oil companies, further aggravating the inflationary scenario that has already become more complicated in recent months.
The increases will primarily affect transportation, in everything from road freight to bus tickets and travel via apps.
For food, products also depend on the distribution shift, which will affect their price increases for end consumers. Additionally, many fertilizers and agricultural advocates depend on oil.
With clothes, in addition to the logistical issue, it is also possible to analyze the impact. This is because some commodities, such as nylon, depend on oil.
Civil engineering materials, already under pressure from rising interest rates, are also heavily dependent on transportation and are expected to be impacted by increases in fuel prices.