Brazil Industrial production August 2021


Brazil: Decline in industrial output softens in August

October 5, 2021

Industrial output decreased 0.7% month-on-month in seasonally-adjusted terms in August (July: -1.2% mom). The smaller drop was partly driven by a softer fall in intermediate goods production. In addition, consumer goods output contracted at a softer rate. Lastly, durable consumer goods output dropped at a sharper rate, while non-durable consumer goods production rose.

On an annual basis, industrial production dropped 0.7% in August, contrasting July’s 1.2% expansion and marked the worst result since August 2020. Meanwhile, the trend improved modestly, with the annual average growth of industrial production coming in at plus 7.2% in August, up from July's 7.0% reading.

FocusEconomics LatinFocus Consensus Forecast panelists see industrial production expanding 5.5% in 2021, which is down 0.3 percentage points from last month's estimate. In 2022, industrial output is projected to grow 2.4%.

Author:, Economist

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Brazil Industry August 2021

Note: Month-on-month changes of seasonally adjusted industrial production and annual average growth rate in %.
Source: Brazil Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) and FocusEconomics calculations

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