The IHS Markit Brazil Manufacturing PMI eased to 52.8 in March of 2021 from 58.4 in February, pointing to a weaker expansion in the manufacturing sector, amid resurging infections and new restrictions to curb the spread of the pandemic. The worsening health crisis led to contractions in new orders, output and employment for the first time in several months. There were also severe supply chain pressures, as average lead times lengthened to one of the greatest extents seen since data collection started in February 2006, amid the shipping crisis and raw materials shortages. Input cost inflation was one of the steepest in the series, similarly seen in the rise in output charges. Looking ahead, business optimism was at the lowest in ten months, with manufacturers citing concerns over the pandemic. source: Markit Economics

Manufacturing PMI in Brazil averaged 50.20 points from 2012 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 66.70 points in October of 2020 and a record low of 36 points in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Brazil Manufacturing PMI - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Brazil Manufacturing PMI - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2021.

Manufacturing PMI in Brazil is expected to be 58.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Manufacturing PMI in Brazil to stand at 57.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Brazil Manufacturing PMI is projected to trend around 62.00 points in 2022 and 64.00 points in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Brazil Manufacturing PMI

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
52.80 58.40 66.70 36.00 2012 - 2021 points Monthly
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Brazil Factory Activity Growth Eases in March
The IHS Markit Brazil Manufacturing PMI eased to 52.8 in March of 2021 from 58.4 in February, pointing to a weaker expansion in the manufacturing sector, amid resurging infections and new restrictions to curb the spread of the pandemic. The worsening health crisis led to contractions in new orders, output and employment for the first time in several months. There were also severe supply chain pressures, as average lead times lengthened to one of the greatest extents seen since data collection started in February 2006, amid the shipping crisis and raw materials shortages. Input cost inflation was one of the steepest in the series, similarly seen in the rise in output charges. Looking ahead, business optimism was at the lowest in ten months, with manufacturers citing concerns over the pandemic.
2021-04-01
Brazil Factory Growth Strengthens in February
The IHS Markit Brazil Manufacturing PMI increased to 58.4 in February of 2021 from 56.5 in January, pointing to a strong improvement in the performance of the Brazilian manufacturing sector, driven by further robust increases in new orders and output volumes. Employment growth also picked up as manufacturers sought to boost capacity in response to rising demand and plans for a sustained rebound in production schedules. There were also severe supply chain pressures, which resulted in shortages of raw materials and another rapid increase in purchasing prices. Manufacturers widely commented on low stocks among suppliers and delays with international shipping due to disruption from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
2021-03-01
Brazil Factory Activity Loses Momentum in January
The IHS Markit Brazil Manufacturing PMI fell to 56.5 in January of 2021 from 61.5 in December, pointing to the smallest expansion in the sector since June. New orders and production continued to rise solidly although at weaker rates, while export orders broadly stagnated. At the same time, job creation softened to the weakest in the current seven-month sequence of expansion as firms became increasingly cautious about their outlays. Purchasing activity was the weakest in seven months while inventories of purchases decreased amid reports of supply shortages and delivery delays. On the price front, the rate of input inflation remained sharper than any seen prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, amid reports of worldwide raw material shortages. As a consequence, Brazilian goods producers continued to lift their own charges. Looking ahead, positive sentiment was supported by the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines, new product launches and marketing efforts.
2021-02-01
Brazil Factory Growth Remains Strong
The IHS Markit Brazil Manufacturing PMI fell to 61.5 in December of 2020 from 64 in November, but still pointed to strong growth in factory activity. Output, new orders and employment continued to grow solidly but at slower rates. Input buying increased for the sixth straight month and quicker than any seen prior to the COVID-19 outbreak. Meanwhile, stocks of purchases declined markedly, amid reports of ongoing difficulties in obtaining key materials. On the price front, both average input costs and output charges were among the steepest in the survey history, linked to raw material shortages and a weaker real. Finally, business sentiment remained positive in December, supported by hopes that the COVID-19 pandemic will end and raw material availability will improve.
2021-01-04

Brazil Manufacturing PMI
In Brazil, the Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index measures the performance of the manufacturing sector and is derived from a survey of 400 industrial companies. The Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index is based on five individual indexes with the following weights: New Orders (30 percent), Output (25 percent), Employment (20 percent), Suppliers’ Delivery Times (15 percent) and Stock of Items Purchased (10 percent), with the Delivery Times index inverted so that it moves in a comparable direction. A reading above 50 indicates an expansion of the manufacturing sector compared to the previous month; below 50 represents a contraction; while 50 indicates no change.