The IBC-Br index of economic activity in Brazil rose by 0.34% from a month earlier in February of 2022, compared to a downwardly revised 0.73% drop in January but slightly below market expectations of a 0.50% increase. Growth was primarily driven by retail sales and industrial output, while the performance of the services sector came in below expectations. The Brazilian economy grew a non-seasonally adjusted 0.66% from a year earlier in February, compared to a 0.21% expansion in the previous month. source: Banco Central do Brasil

Leading Economic Index in Brazil averaged 0.15 percent from 2003 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 5.06 percent in June of 2020 and a record low of -9.92 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 June of 2022.

Leading Economic Index in Brazil is expected to be -0.70 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 2023 and 1.00 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Brazil IBC-Br Economic Activity Index



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-03-17 12:00 PM Jan -0.99% 0.32% -0.25% 0.3%
2022-05-02 12:00 PM Feb 0.34% -0.73% 0.5% 0.4%
2022-07-14 12:00 PM Apr -0.6%


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Total Vehicle Sales 108244.00 97590.00 Units Mar 2022
Leading Economic Index 0.34 -0.99 percent Feb 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.34 -0.99 5.06 -9.92 2003 - 2022 percent Monthly
2002=100, SA

News Stream
Brazil Economic Activity Rebounds Less Than Expected
The IBC-Br index of economic activity in Brazil rose by 0.34% from a month earlier in February of 2022, compared to a downwardly revised 0.73% drop in January but slightly below market expectations of a 0.50% increase. Growth was primarily driven by retail sales and industrial output, while the performance of the services sector came in below expectations. The Brazilian economy grew a non-seasonally adjusted 0.66% from a year earlier in February, compared to a 0.21% expansion in the previous month.
2022-05-02
Brazil Economic Activity Falls More than Expected
The IBC-Br index of economic activity in Brazil fell 0.99% from a month earlier in January of 2022, more than market expectations of a 0.25% drop and compared to a downwardly revised 0.32% gain in December. It was the steepest contraction in economic activity since last March. Year-on-year, the Brazilian economy inched up a non-seasonally adjusted 0.01%.
2022-03-17
Economic Activity in Brazil Rises for 2nd Month
The IBC-Br index of economic activity in Brazil increased 0.33% month-over-month in December of 2021, following a downwardly revised 0.51% gain in the previous month, and pointing to the second consecutive month of rising economic activity. Considering the fourth quarter of the year, economic activity stalled.
2022-02-11