The IBC-Br index of economic activity in Brazil fell 0.15 percent from a month earlier in August of 2021, compared to a downwardly revised 0.23 percent increase in July and worse than market expectations of a 0.05 percent decrease. It was the first drop after two consecutive months of growing economic activity. Year-on-year, the Brazilian economy advanced a non-seasonally adjusted 4.7 percent, slowing from a 5.4 percent growth in the previous month, as the effects of a low base started to vanish. Considering the quarter ended in July, economic activity in Brazil expanded 6.3 percent (vs 9.3 percent in July) compared to the same period a year ago source: Banco Central do Brasil

Leading Economic Index in Brazil averaged 0.16 percent from 2003 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 4.94 percent in June of 2020 and a record low of -9.89 percent in April of 2020. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

Leading Economic Index in Brazil is expected to be 0.60 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Brazil IBC-Br Economic Activity Index is projected to trend around 0.80 percent in 2022 and 1.00 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Brazil IBC-Br Economic Activity Index


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-07-14 12:00 PM May -0.43% 0.85% 1% 1.1%
2021-08-13 12:00 PM Jun 1.14% -0.55% 0.4% 0.6%
2021-09-15 12:00 PM Jul 0.6% 0.92% 0.4% -0.7%
2021-10-15 12:00 PM Aug -0.15% 0.2% -0.05% 0.1%
2021-11-16 12:00 PM Sep 0.2%
2021-12-15 12:00 PM Oct


News Stream
Brazil Economic Activity Falls More than Expected
The IBC-Br index of economic activity in Brazil fell 0.15 percent from a month earlier in August of 2021, compared to a downwardly revised 0.23 percent increase in July and worse than market expectations of a 0.05 percent decrease. It was the first drop after two consecutive months of growing economic activity. Year-on-year, the Brazilian economy advanced a non-seasonally adjusted 4.7 percent, slowing from a 5.4 percent growth in the previous month, as the effects of a low base started to vanish. Considering the quarter ended in July, economic activity in Brazil expanded 6.3 percent (vs 9.3 percent in July) compared to the same period a year ago
2021-10-15
Brazil Economic Activity Grows More than Expected
The IBC-Br index of economic activity in Brazil rose 0.6 percent from a month earlier in July of 2021, compared to a downwardly revised 0.92 percent increase in June and beating market expectations of a 0.4 percent. This was the first time since the beginning of the year that economic activity grew for the second consecutive month. Year-on-year, the Brazilian economy advanced a non-seasonally adjusted 5.53 percent, slowing from a 9.0 percent growth in the previous month. Considering the quarter ended in July, economic activity in Brazil expanded 9.4 percent (vs 13.2 percent in June) compared to the same period a year ago.
2021-09-15
Brazil Economic Activity Rebounds More than Expected
The IBC-Br index of economic activity in Brazil rose 1.14 percent from a month earlier in June of 2021, compared to an upwardly revised 0.55 percent drop in May and beating market expectations of a 0.4 percent increase. It was the fastest rise in economic activity since February. Year-on-year, the Brazilian economy advanced a non-seasonally adjusted 9.1 percent, slowing from a 14.2 percent growth in the previous month. Considering the second quarter of 2021, economic activity in Brazil expanded 13.2 percent compared to the same period a year ago.
2021-08-13
Brazil Economic Activity Unexpectedly Shrinks
The IBC-Br index of economic activity in Brazil declined 0.43 percent from a month earlier in May of 2021, reversing from an upwardly revised 0.85 percent increase in April and missing market expectations of a 1 percent gain. It was the second drop in economic activity since April of 2020, as the country continued to struggle with the pandemic, which reached its third deadliest month in May. Considering the March-May period, the index went down 0.3 percent from the previous 3-month period. Year-on-year, the Brazilian economy advanced a non-seasonally adjusted 14.21 percent.
2021-07-14

Brazil Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Total Vehicle Sales 109077.00 Units Sep/21 119813.00 325722.00 23705.00
Leading Economic Index -0.15 percent Aug/21 0.23 4.94 -9.89


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.