The IBC-Br index of economic activity in Brazil advanced 0.64 percent from a month earlier in December of 2020, slowing from an upwardly revised 0.68 percent expansion in November and compared with market expectations of a 0.4 percent rise. It was the weakest economic activity growth since a recovery began in May. Year-on-year, the Brazilian economy rose a non-seasonally adjusted 1.34 percent, the first increase since February, after a downwardly revised 0.81 percent contraction in the prior month. In 2020, economic activity in Brazil shrank 4.05 percent. source: Banco Central do Brasil

Leading Economic Index in Brazil averaged 0.16 percent from 2003 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 5.36 percent in June of 2020 and a record low of -9.51 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 February of 2021.

Leading Economic Index in Brazil is expected to be 0.30 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Leading Economic Index in Brazil to stand at 0.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Brazil IBC-Br Economic Activity Index is projected to trend around 1.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Brazil IBC-Br Economic Activity Index

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.64 0.68 5.36 -9.51 2003 - 2020 percent Monthly
SA 2002=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-13 12:00 PM Sep 1.29% 1.39% 1% 0.9%
2020-12-14 12:00 PM Oct 0.86% 1.68% 0.9% 1%
2021-01-18 12:00 PM Nov 0.59% 0.86% 0.5% 0.7%
2021-02-12 12:00 PM Dec 0.64% 0.68% 0.4% 0.4%
2021-03-12 12:00 PM Jan 0.64%
2021-04-14 12:00 PM Feb
2021-05-14 12:00 PM Mar
2021-06-18 12:00 PM Apr


News Stream
Brazil Economic Activity Rises the Least in 8 Months
The IBC-Br index of economic activity in Brazil advanced 0.64 percent from a month earlier in December of 2020, slowing from an upwardly revised 0.68 percent expansion in November and compared with market expectations of a 0.4 percent rise. It was the weakest growth since a recovery began in May. Year-on-year, the Brazilian economy rose a non-seasonally adjusted 1.34 percent, the first increase since February, after a downwardly revised 0.81 percent contraction in the prior month. In 2020, economic activity in Brazil shrank 4.05 percent.
2021-02-12
Brazil Economic Activity Expands the Least in 7 Months
The IBC-Br index of economic activity in Brazil advanced 0.59 percent from a month earlier in November 2020, slowing from a 0.86 percent expansion in the previous month and compared with market expectations of a 0.5 percent rise. It was weakest pace of economic activity growth since a recovery began in May. Year-on-year, the Brazilian economy shrank a non-seasonally adjusted 0.83 percent, following a 2.84 percent contraction in the prior month.
2021-01-18
Brazil Economic Activity Recovery Slows in October
The IBC-Br index of economic activity in Brazil advanced 0.86 percent from a month earlier in October of 2020, slowing from an upwardly revised 1.68 percent expansion in the prior month and compared with market expectations of a 0.9 percent rise. It was the sixth consecutive expansion in economic activity but the slowest in the current sequence, amid the ongoing relaxation of coronavirus restrictions. Year-on-year, the Brazilian economy shrank a non-seasonally adjusted 2.61 percent, following an upwardly revised 1.04 percent contraction in the prior month.
2020-12-14
Brazil Economic Activity Grows More than Expected in September
The IBC-Br index of economic activity in Brazil grew 1.29 over a month earlier in September 2020, slowing from an upwardly revised 1.29 percent expansion in the previous month and beating market expectations of a 1 percent rise. It was the fifth consecutive expansion in economic activity, amid the ongoing relaxation of coronavirus lockdown restrictions. Year-on-year, the Brazilian economy shrank a non-seasonally adjusted 0.77 percent, following a 3.9 percent contraction in the prior month.
2020-11-13

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.