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Industrial production drops in August

Industrial production contracted for a second month in a row in August. Industrial output fell 0.3% month-on-month in seasonally-adjusted terms, a starker drop than July’s revised 0.1% decrease (previously reported: -0.2% month-on-month). The print undershot market expectations of a 0.1% increase.

The decline was driven by a sharp drop in the production of intermediate goods, while output of capital and consumer goods rebounded in August.

In annual terms, industrial production rose 2.0% in August, decelerating from July’s revised 4.1% increase (previously reported: +4.0% year-on-year). Annual average growth edged down from 3.4% in July to 3.2% in August.

The analysts surveyed by FocusEconomics for this month’s LatinFocus Consensus Forecast see industrial production growing 2.8% in 2018, which is unchanged from last month's estimate. In 2019, industrial output is expected to grow 3.7%, also unchanged from last month’s forecast.

Brazil - Industry Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Industrial Production (annual variation in %)2.1  -3.0  -8.3  -6.4  2.5  

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Brazil Industry
Note: Annual variation of industrial production in %.
Source: Brazil Institute of Geography and Statistics.

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