Brazil IBC-Br Economic Activity Index  2003-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Brazil's economic activity shrank 3.34 percent month-over-month in May 2018, a month highly affected by nationwide truckers strikes, following a 0.46 percent growth in April and compared to market expectations of a 3.45 percent contraction. It was the steepest decline in economic activity since the series began in 2003. Year-on-year, the Brazilian economy shrank by a non-seasonally adjusted 2.9 percent in May, following a 3.7 percent expansion in the previous month. Leading Economic Index in Brazil averaged 0.16 percent from 2003 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 1.93 percent in January of 2004 and a record low of -3.34 percent in May of 2018.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-05-16 11:30 AM IBC-BR Economic Activity -0.74% -0.10% -0.1% -0.1%
2018-06-15 11:30 AM IBC-BR Economic Activity 0.46% -0.51% 0.5% -0.6%
2018-07-16 11:30 AM IBC-BR Economic Activity -3.34% 0.46% -3.45% -0.6%
2018-08-17 11:30 AM IBC-BR Economic Activity -3.34% -1.4%
2018-09-14 12:00 PM IBC-BR Economic Activity 0.4%
2018-10-18 10:30 AM IBC-BR Economic Activity -0.2%


Brazil Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 49.60 55.50 68.50 35.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 49.80 50.70 53.50 41.60 [+]
Services PMI 47.00 49.50 57.10 36.90 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 47.00 49.70 55.50 38.30 Index [+]
Industrial Production -6.60 9.00 37.20 -27.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -10.90 0.80 25.10 -24.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -7.80 10.30 18.90 -17.00 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 75.90 78.10 84.60 75.90 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 24311.98 -28869.36 31625.46 -46915.54 BRL Million [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 163517.00 171003.00 352722.00 23705.00 [+]
Car Production 256305.00 212329.00 352531.00 2144.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 202.00 202.00 420.00 2.00 Thousand [+]
Leading Economic Index -3.34 0.46 1.93 -3.34 percent [+]
Small Business Sentiment 47.90 53.00 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 1.90 0.10 21.40 -21.40 percent [+]
Competitiveness Index 4.14 4.06 4.40 3.98 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 80.00 81.00 81.00 48.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 125.00 123.00 129.00 111.00 [+]
Corruption Index 37.00 40.00 43.00 27.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 96.00 79.00 96.00 36.00 [+]
Steel Production 2678.00 2949.00 3269.00 918.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]


Brazil IBC-Br Economic Activity Index

In Brazil, the Economic Activity Index (IBC-Br) is considered as a preview of the GDP figures and it is widely used by the Central Bank's Monetary Policy Committee to determine whether to modify basic interest rate. The index reflects the performance of the three main sectors of the economy: agriculture, industry and services and has a base value of 100 as of 2002. This page provides the latest reported value for - Brazil Leading Economic Index - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Brazil IBC-Br Economic Activity Index - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-3.34 0.46 1.93 -3.34 2003 - 2018 percent Monthly
SA 2002=100




leading economic index by Country
Country Last
Australia 0.01 Jun/18
Brazil -3.34 May/18
Canada 0.10 Apr/18
Japan 106.90 May/18
Mexico 4.50 Apr/18
Russia 2.10 May/18
South Korea 112.70 May/18
Turkey 4.42 Jan/18
United Kingdom 0.20 May/18
United States 123.07 May/18


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