The IBC-Br index of economic activity in Brazil increased by 0.05 percent from a month earlier in September of 2022, compared to a 1.13 percent drop in August, while analysts expected a 0.2 percent gain. The government expects the economy to rise by 2.7 percent in 2022, driven by higher private investment, resilient service activity, and an improved job market. source: Banco Central do Brasil

Leading Economic Index in Brazil averaged 0.16 percent from 2003 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 5.06 percent in June of 2020 and a record low of -9.92 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 November of 2022.

Leading Economic Index in Brazil is expected to be -0.10 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Brazil IBC-Br Economic Activity Index is projected to trend around 1.00 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Brazil IBC-Br Economic Activity Index



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-10-17 12:00 PM Aug -1.13% 1.67% -0.5% 0.30%
2022-11-14 12:00 PM Sep 0.05% -1.13% 0.2% -0.4%
2022-12-15 12:00 PM Oct 0.05% -0.33%


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Leading Economic Index 0.05 -1.13 percent Sep 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.05 -1.13 5.06 -9.92 2003 - 2022 percent Monthly
2002=100, SA

News Stream
Brazil Economic Activity Rebounds More Than Expected
The IBC-Br index of economic activity in Brazil increased by 0.05 percent from a month earlier in September of 2022, compared to a 1.13 percent drop in August, while analysts expected a 0.2 percent gain. The government expects the economy to rise by 2.7 percent in 2022, driven by higher private investment, resilient service activity, and an improved job market.
2022-11-14
Brazil Economic Activity Falls More Than Expected
The IBC-Br index of economic activity in Brazil dropped by 1.13 percent from a month earlier in August of 2022, compared to a revised 1.67 percent gain in July, while analysts expected a 0.5 percent decline. The latest reading confirmed expectations of a slowdown in the second half of 2022, with declines seen among industrial output and retail sales. On the other hand, the services sector, which accounts for about 70% of the Brazilian economy, grew more than expected in August.
2022-10-17
Brazil Economic Activity Beats Expectations
The IBC-Br index of economic activity in Brazil rose by 1.17 percent from a month earlier in July of 2022, compared to a revised 0.93 percent gain in June and well above market expectations of a 0.30 percent increase. The latest reading boosted expectations for a more robust expansion this year, driven by the services sector.
2022-09-15