Industrial production in Brazil fell 3.6 percent year-on-year in December 2018, following a 1.0 percent decline in the prior month and compared with market consensus of a 4.2 percent decrease. Among activities, main negative contributions came from food products (-7.8 percent); motor vehicles & trailers (-12.0 percent); rubber & plastic products (-10.5 percent), other chemicals (-6.2 percent); computer equipment, electronic & optical products (-19.0 percent); machinery & equipment (-6.2 percent); metallurgy (-4.2 percent); other transportation equipment (-18.5 percent); maintenance, repair and installation of machinery & equipment (-12.4 percent); products textiles (-11.1 percent), cellulose, paper & paper products (-3.0 percent); electric machines (-5.7 percent) and furniture (-9.5 percent).Considering full 2018, industrial output went up 1.1 percent. Industrial Production in Brazil averaged 1.90 percent from 1976 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 37.20 percent in April of 1991 and a record low of -27.70 percent in April of 1990.

Industrial Production in Brazil is expected to be 3.30 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Industrial Production in Brazil to stand at 3.30 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Brazil Industrial Production is projected to trend around 2.10 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-11-01 12:00 PM Industrial Production YoY -2% 1.6% -0.4% -0.7%
2018-12-04 11:00 AM Industrial Production YoY 1.1% -2.2% 2.3% 2.2%
2019-01-08 11:00 AM Industrial Production YoY -0.9% 0.8% 2.3% 2.0%
2019-02-01 11:00 AM Industrial Production YoY -3.6% -1% -4.2% 2.3%
2019-03-13 12:00 PM Industrial Production YoY -3.6%
2019-04-02 12:00 PM Industrial Production YoY
2019-05-03 12:00 PM Industrial Production YoY 3.2%


Brazil Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 64.70 63.80 68.50 35.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.70 52.60 53.50 41.60 [+]
Services PMI 52.00 51.90 57.10 36.90 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 52.30 52.40 55.50 38.30 Index [+]
Industrial Production -3.60 -1.00 37.20 -27.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.20 -0.10 25.10 -24.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -5.20 -1.70 18.90 -17.00 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 77.50 76.80 84.60 75.90 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -7097.92 10780.29 31768.86 -47224.27 BRL Million [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 163796.00 189411.00 352722.00 23705.00 [+]
Car Production 196767.00 177503.00 352531.00 2144.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 200.00 235.00 420.00 2.00 Thousand [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.21 0.23 3.20 -3.26 percent [+]
Small Business Sentiment 63.30 63.10 65.40 34.50 [+]
Internet Speed 6819.06 6391.73 6819.06 698.35 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 26855780.00 26798386.00 35093076.00 5857696.00 IP [+]
Mining Production 6.60 3.20 21.40 -21.40 percent [+]
Competitiveness Index 59.51 59.76 59.76 3.98 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 72.00 69.00 75.00 48.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 109.00 125.00 129.00 109.00 [+]
Corruption Index 35.00 37.00 43.00 27.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 105.00 96.00 105.00 36.00 [+]
Steel Production 2644.00 2844.00 3269.00 918.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]


Brazil Industrial Production

In Brazil, industrial production measures the output of businesses integrated in industrial sector of the economy, such as manufacturing, mining, and utilities. This page provides the latest reported value for - Brazil Industrial Production - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Brazil Industrial Production - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-3.60 -1.00 37.20 -27.70 1976 - 2018 percent Monthly




Country Last Previous
Argentina -14.70 Dec/18
Australia 2.80 Sep/18
Brazil -3.60 Dec/18
Canada 4.20 Oct/18
China 5.70 Dec/18
Euro Area -4.20 Dec/18
France -1.40 Dec/18
Germany -3.90 Dec/18
India 2.40 Dec/18
Indonesia 0.60 Oct/18
Italy -5.50 Dec/18
Japan -1.90 Dec/18
Mexico -2.50 Dec/18
Netherlands 0.40 Nov/18
Russia 1.10 Jan/19
Saudi Arabia 5.84 Jun/18
Singapore 2.70 Dec/18
South Africa 0.10 Dec/18
South Korea 1.60 Dec/18
Spain -6.20 Dec/18
Switzerland 1.40 Sep/18
Turkey -9.80 Dec/18
United Kingdom -0.90 Dec/18
United States 3.80 Jan/19


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