The Industrial Entrepreneur Confidence Index in Brazil rose to 53.7 in October of 2018 from 52.8 in the previous month. It was the strongest reading since May, amid an improvement in future expectations (57.8 from 55.9 in September), particularly regarding the company's situation (59.7 from 58.9) and, to a lesser extent, the country's economic situation (54.1 from 50.2). In contrast, the assessment of current conditions (45.8 from 46.7) deteriorated for the second straight month, as the company's situation worsened (47.8 from 49.4) while the country's economic situation improved slightly (42.2 from 41.8). Among sectors, confidence rose in mining (57.9 from 57.0), manufacturing (53.9 from 53.1) and in construction (52.1 from 50.8). Business Confidence in Brazil averaged 53.67 Index Points from 2004 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 68.50 Index Points in January of 2010 and a record low of 35 Index Points in October of 2015.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-20 10:00 PM Business Confidence 53.3 50.2 51
2018-09-20 01:20 PM Business Confidence 52.8 53.3 53.0
2018-10-19 01:00 PM Business Confidence 53.7 52.8 52.2
2018-11-22 01:00 PM Business Confidence 53.7 51.8
2018-12-17 01:00 PM Business Confidence 53


Brazil Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 53.70 52.80 68.50 35.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 51.10 50.90 53.50 41.60 [+]
Services PMI 50.50 46.40 57.10 36.90 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 50.50 47.30 55.50 38.30 Index [+]
Industrial Production -2.00 1.60 37.20 -27.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.80 -0.70 25.10 -24.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -2.30 1.70 18.90 -17.00 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 77.80 78.10 84.60 75.90 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 8925.74 24311.98 31625.46 -46915.54 BRL Million [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 173193.00 203926.00 352722.00 23705.00 [+]
Car Production 263262.00 223428.00 352531.00 2144.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 255.00 213.00 420.00 2.00 Thousand [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.47 0.57 3.45 -3.33 percent [+]
Small Business Sentiment 52.10 50.80 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 0.30 1.40 21.40 -21.40 percent [+]
Competitiveness Index 59.51 59.76 59.76 3.98 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 72.00 69.00 75.00 48.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 109.00 125.00 129.00 109.00 [+]
Corruption Index 37.00 40.00 43.00 27.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 96.00 79.00 96.00 36.00 [+]
Steel Production 3032.00 3020.00 3269.00 918.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]


Brazil Business Confidence

In Brazil, the Industrial Entrepreneur Confidence Index (ICEI) measures the current situation of businesses and its future prospects. The survey covers about 2,500 companies in construction, mining and manufacturing industries. The questionnaire is made by phone and focuses on: production trends in recent months, order books, export order books, stocks and production expectations. The indicator varies on a scale of 0 to 100 where 50 indicates neutrality, 0 indicates extreme lack of confidence and 100 extreme confidence. This page provides - Brazil Business Confidence - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Brazil Business Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
53.70 52.80 68.50 35.00 2004 - 2018 Index Points Monthly




Country Last
Australia 4.00 Oct/18
Brazil 53.70 Oct/18
Canada 61.80 Oct/18
China 50.20 Oct/18
Euro Area 1.01 Oct/18
France 104.00 Oct/18
Germany 102.80 Oct/18
India 64.90 Jun/18
Indonesia 108.05 Sep/18
Italy 104.90 Oct/18
Japan 19.00 Sep/18
Mexico 50.70 Oct/18
Netherlands 5.90 Oct/18
Russia -5.00 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 3.00 Jun/16
Singapore -1.00 Sep/18
South Africa 38.00 Sep/18
South Korea 71.00 Oct/18
Spain -2.50 Oct/18
Switzerland 100.10 Oct/18
Turkey 87.60 Oct/18
United Kingdom -16.00 Dec/18
United States 57.70 Oct/18


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