Brazil Consumer Confidence October 2017

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Brazil: Consumer confidence rises in October

October 25, 2017

The consumer confidence index published by the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV, Fundaçao Getúlio Vargas) increased a seasonally-adjusted 1.7% from the previous month in October. The index rose from September’s 82.3 to 83.7. The improvement was driven by consumers’ less pessimistic views regarding the future economic situation compared to the previous month.

The FGV confidence index spans a range from 1 to 200 points, where 100 points is considered neutral. The index currently lies deep in pessimistic territory.

Panelists surveyed for this month’s LatinFocus report expect private consumption to rise 0.4% in 2017, which is unchanged from last month’s forecast. For 2018, panelists expect private consumption to rise 2.1%, which is unchanged from the previous month’s projection.


Author: Angela Bouzanis, Senior Economist

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Brazil Consumer Confidence October 2017

Note: Index of consumer sentiment (seasonally-adjusted). The 100-point threshold represents the point above which consumers expect economic conditions to improve.
Source: Getulio Vargas Foundation.


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