The IBC-Br index of economic activity in Brazil shrank 0.27 percent over a month earlier in December 2019, following a downwardly revised 0.11 percent contraction in the previous month and compared with market expectations of a 0.23 percent decline. It was the steepest contraction in economic activity in eleven months. Year-on-year, the Brazilian economy grew a non-seasonally adjusted 1.28 percent, after rising a downwardly revised 0.76 percent in the prior month. Considering 2019 as a whole, the economic activity expanded 0.89 percent.

Leading Economic Index in Brazil averaged 0.17 percent from 2003 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 3.25 percent in June of 2018 and a record low of -3.39 percent in May of 2018. 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. source: Banco Central do Brasil

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 0.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Brazil IBC-Br Economic Activity Index is projected to trend around 1.10 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.


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Brazil IBC-Br Economic Activity Index

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.27 -0.11 3.26 -3.85 2003 - 2019 percent Monthly
SA 2002=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-11-14 02:30 PM Sep 0.44% 0.22% 0.3%
2019-12-13 12:00 PM Oct 0.17% 0.48% 0.1% 0.6%
2020-01-16 12:00 PM Nov 0.18% 0.09% 0.1% 0.3%
2020-02-14 12:00 PM Dec -0.27% -0.11% -0.23% -0.1%
2020-03-27 12:00 PM Jan -0.27% -0.1%
2020-04-14 12:00 PM Feb
2020-05-15 12:00 PM Mar 0.5%
2020-06-18 12:00 PM Apr


News Stream
Brazil Economic Activity Shrinks the Most in Nearly a Year
The IBC-Br index of economic activity in Brazil shrank 0.27 percent over a month earlier in December 2019, following a downwardly revised 0.11 percent contraction in the previous month and compared with market expectations of a 0.23 percent decline. It was the steepest contraction in economic activity in eleven months. Year-on-year, the Brazilian economy grew a non-seasonally adjusted 1.28 percent, after rising a downwardly revised 0.76 percent in the prior month. Considering 2019 as a whole, the economic activity expanded 0.89 percent.
2020-02-14
Brazil Economic Activity Expands More than Expected
The IBC-Br index of economic activity in Brazil advanced 0.18 percent over a month earlier in November 2019, following a downwardly revised 0.09 percent expansion in the previous month and above market expectation of a 0.1 percent rise. Year-on-year, the Brazilian economy grew a non-seasonally adjusted 1.97 percent, slowing from a downwardly revised 3.5 percent gain in the prior month.
2020-01-16
Brazil Economic Activity Growth Slows in October
The IBC-Br index of economic activity in Brazil advanced 0.17 percent over a month earlier in October 2019, easing from an upwardly revised 0.48 percent rise in September. It was the weakest expansion in economic activity in four months. Year-on-year, the Brazilian economy grew a non-seasonally adjusted 2.13 percent, following a 2.1 percent gain in the prior month.
2019-12-13
Brazil Economic Activity Expands the Most in 4 Months
The IBC-Br index of economic activity in Brazil advanced 0.44 percent over a month earlier in September 2019, following an upwardly revised 0.22 percent increase in the previous period. It was the steepest expansion in economic activity in four months. Considering the third quarter as a whole, the economy expanded 0.91 percent from the second quarter. Year-on-year, the Brazilian economy grew a non-seasonally adjusted 2.1 percent, rebounding from a 0.7 percent contraction in the prior month.
2019-11-14

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.