The IBC-Br index of economic activity in Brazil fell 0.09 percent month-over-month in September of 2018, following an upwardly revised 0.53 percent rise in August and compared to market expectations of a 0.5 percent decline. The reading pointed to the first contraction in economic activity in four months. Year-on-year, the Brazilian economy advanced a non-seasonally adjusted 0.72 percent, below 2.3 percent in August. Leading Economic Index in Brazil averaged 0.18 percent from 2003 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 3.42 percent in June of 2018 and a record low of -3.39 percent in May of 2018.

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. Looking forward, we estimate Leading Economic Index in Brazil to stand at 0.30 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Brazil IBC-Br Economic Activity Index is projected to trend around 0.40 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-15 11:30 AM IBC-BR Economic Activity 3.29% -3.34% 3% 2.4%
2018-09-17 11:30 AM IBC-BR Economic Activity 0.57% 3.42% 0.6%
2018-10-17 11:35 AM IBC-BR Economic Activity 0.47% 0.65% 0.25% -0.3%
2018-11-16 10:35 AM IBC-BR Economic Activity -0.09% 0.53% -0.5% -0.8%
2018-12-17 11:00 AM IBC-BR Economic Activity -0.09% 0.7%
2019-01-17 10:30 AM IBC-BR Economic Activity
2019-02-19 11:35 AM IBC-BR Economic Activity 0.60%


Brazil Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 63.20 53.70 68.50 35.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.70 51.10 53.50 41.60 [+]
Services PMI 51.30 50.50 57.10 36.90 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 51.60 50.50 55.50 38.30 Index [+]
Industrial Production 1.10 -2.20 37.20 -27.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.20 -1.80 25.10 -24.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.60 -2.60 18.90 -17.00 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 77.10 77.80 84.60 75.90 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -7097.92 10780.29 31768.86 -47224.27 BRL Million [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 192146.00 208807.00 352722.00 23705.00 [+]
Car Production 245126.00 263186.00 352531.00 2144.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 231.00 255.00 420.00 2.00 Thousand [+]
Leading Economic Index -0.09 0.47 3.42 -3.39 percent [+]
Small Business Sentiment 61.90 52.10 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 3.90 0.20 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 3135.00 3032.00 3269.00 918.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]


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. 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.09 0.47 3.42 -3.39 2003 - 2018 percent Monthly
SA 2002=100




Country Last Previous
Argentina -4.50 Oct/18
Australia 0.10 Oct/18
Brazil -0.09 Sep/18
Canada -0.10 Sep/18
Japan 100.50 Oct/18
Mexico 2.10 Sep/18
Russia 2.50 Oct/18
Singapore 112.00 Sep/18
South Africa -0.20 Sep/18
South Korea 113.40 Oct/18
Turkey 1.01 Sep/18
United Kingdom 0.40 Oct/18
United States 124.54 Oct/18


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