Brazil IBC-Br Economic Activity Index  2003-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The BC-Br index of economic activity in Brazil declined 0.44 percent month-over-month in March of 2017, following an upwardly revised 1.37 percent rise in February. It is the strongest contraction since December last year. Year-on-year, output dropped 2.78 percent. Leading Economic Index in Brazil averaged 0.18 percent from 2003 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 2.05 percent in January of 2004 and a record low of -3.28 percent in December of 2008.

Brazil IBC-Br Economic Activity Index
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-31 11:30 AM Jan -0.26% -0.32% -0.1% 0.13%
2017-04-18 11:30 AM Feb 1.31% 0.62% 0.1%
2017-05-15 11:30 AM Mar -0.44% 1.37% 0.6%
2017-06-16 12:00 PM Apr -0.44%
2017-07-14 12:00 PM May
2017-08-11 12:00 PM Jun




Brazil Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Services PMI 50.30 47.70 57.10 36.90 Index Points [+]
Business Confidence 53.70 53.10 68.50 35.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 50.10 49.60 53.20 41.60 [+]
Composite Pmi 50.40 48.70 55.50 38.30 Index [+]
Industrial Production 1.10 -0.80 37.20 -27.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.80 0.10 25.05 -24.39 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.30 -1.60 18.94 -16.98 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 77.10 77.30 84.40 75.90 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -36262.39 -513.56 31344.86 -46761.95 BRL Million [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 131516.00 158084.00 352722.00 23705.00 [+]
Car Production 191069.00 235433.00 352531.00 2144.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 157.00 189.00 420.00 2.00 Thousand [+]
Leading Economic Index -0.44 1.37 2.05 -3.28 percent [+]
Small Business Sentiment 49.90 49.70 65.40 34.50 [+]
Steel Production 2895.00 2850.00 3269.00 918.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 7.00 4.70 21.40 -21.40 percent [+]
Competitiveness Index 4.06 4.08 4.40 3.98 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 81.00 75.00 81.00 48.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 123.00 121.00 129.00 111.00 [+]
Corruption Index 40.00 38.00 43.00 27.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 79.00 76.00 80.00 36.00 [+]


Brazil IBC-Br Economic Activity Index Notes

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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.44 1.37 2.05 -3.28 2003 - 2017 percent Monthly
SA 2002=100



leading economic index by Country

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Australia -0.10 Apr/17
Brazil -0.44 Mar/17
Canada 0.00 Feb/17
China 0.20 Mar/17
Japan 105.50 Mar/17
Mexico 4.41 Mar/17
Russia -0.60 Dec/16
South Korea 129.60 Mar/17
Turkey 4.09 Apr/17
United States 181.22 Apr/17