Exports in Brazil
Brazil - Exports (percent change)Available data for Q3 paints a mixed picture. While overall activity grew at a robust rate in July–August, the economy appeared to be operating at two different speeds. Externally, exports were supported by rising commodity prices and strong foreign demand. However, domestically, industrial production shrank in July–September and retail sales tumbled at the fastest pace in eight months in August amid declining consumer confidence, pointing to muted household spending in the quarter. Meanwhile, senators have voted to recommend that President Bolsonaro face various criminal charges—including crimes against humanity—for his handling of the pandemic. While the charges are likely to be struck down by Prosecutor-General Augusto Aras, a Bolsonaro appointee, the vote will put further pressure on the president, whose approval ratings have slumped to all-time lows in recent months.
Brazil - Exports (%) Data
|Exports (annual variation in %)||-15.1||-3.0||17.5||9.9||-5.8|
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|Bond Yield||6.79||-0.82 %||Dec 31|
|Exchange Rate||4.02||-0.13 %||Jan 01|
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December 1, 2021
The IHS Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 49.8 in November, down from 51.7 in October and hitting its lowest level in 18 months.
November 26, 2021
The Getulio Vargas Foundation’s (Fundação Getúlio Vargas) industrial business confidence index came in at 102.1 in November, down from 105.2 in October.
November 25, 2021
Brazil’s current account recorded a deficit of USD 4.5 billion in October, deteriorating from the USD 1.2 billion shortfall recorded in October 2020 and the USD 1.7 billion deficit clocked in September of this year. October’s result largely reflected a smaller goods surplus and a reduction in the services account deficit.
November 24, 2021
The seasonally-adjusted consumer confidence index published by the Getulio Vargas Foundation fell to 74.9 in November, following October’s 76.3 reading.
November 16, 2021
Economic activity dropped 0.3% in month-on-month seasonally-adjusted terms in September, which followed August's 0.3% decrease.