The IBC-Br index of economic activity in Brazil shrank 0.73 percent month-over-month in February 2019, following a downwardly revised 0.31 percent contraction in the previous month. It was the steepest contraction in economic activity in nine months. Year-on-year, the Brazilian economy grew a non-seasonally adjusted 2.49 percent, above a 0.83 expansion in January. Leading Economic Index in Brazil averaged 0.16 percent from 2003 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 3.16 percent in June of 2018 and a record low of -3.26 percent in December of 2008.

Leading Economic Index in Brazil is expected to be 0.50 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 -0.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Brazil IBC-Br Economic Activity Index is projected to trend around 0.70 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-01-17 10:30 AM IBC-BR Economic Activity 0.29% 0.02% -0.4%
2019-02-15 11:30 AM IBC-BR Economic Activity 0.21% 0.23% 0.2%
2019-03-18 11:30 AM IBC-BR Economic Activity -0.41% 0.21% -0.1% 0.1%
2019-04-15 11:30 AM IBC-BR Economic Activity -0.73% -0.31% 0.2%
2019-05-16 11:30 AM IBC-BR Economic Activity -0.73% -0.3%
2019-06-14 11:30 AM IBC-BR Economic Activity
2019-07-16 11:30 AM IBC-BR Economic Activity


Brazil Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 61.90 64.50 68.50 35.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.80 53.40 53.50 41.60 [+]
Services PMI 52.70 52.20 57.10 36.90 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 53.10 52.60 55.50 38.30 Index [+]
Industrial Production 2.00 -2.40 37.20 -27.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.70 -0.70 25.10 -24.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 3.80 -2.80 18.90 -17.00 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 78.00 78.30 84.60 75.90 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -59237.51 -7097.92 31768.86 -59237.51 BRL Million [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 170483.00 162537.00 352722.00 23705.00 [+]
Car Production 240546.00 257233.00 352531.00 2144.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 209.00 199.00 420.00 2.00 Thousand [+]
Leading Economic Index -0.73 -0.31 3.16 -3.26 percent [+]
Small Business Sentiment 60.50 63.30 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 -9.90 0.40 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 35.00 37.00 43.00 27.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 105.00 96.00 105.00 36.00 [+]
Steel Production 2662.00 2933.00 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 April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.73 -0.31 3.16 -3.26 2003 - 2019 percent Monthly
SA 2002=100




Country Last Previous
Argentina 0.70 Feb/19
Australia 0.20 Mar/19
Brazil -0.73 Feb/19
Canada 0.30 Jan/19
Japan 97.40 Feb/19
Mexico 1.30 Jan/19
Russia 1.50 Feb/19
Singapore 112.00 Dec/18
South Africa -1.80 Jan/19
South Korea 113.50 Feb/19
Turkey -0.12 Feb/19
United Kingdom 0.30 Feb/19
United States 125.56 Feb/19


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