Brazil Consumer Confidence


Brazil: Consumer confidence up slightly in September

September 24, 2013

In September, the consumer confidence index published by the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV, Fundacao Getulio Vargas) rose a seasonally-adjusted 1.0% over the previous month, which was below the 4.4% increase registered in August. The index reached 114.2 points, marking the highest level in seven months. September's rise reflects that households have a slightly more positive assessment of both the current economic situation and expectations for the future.

The FGV confidence index range spans from 1 to 200 points, where 100 points is considered neutral. Consumer confidence remains above the 100-point threshold, which suggests sustained growth in private consumption going forward.

LatinFocus Consensus Forecast participants expect private consumption to expand 2.2% in 2013, which is down 0.3 percentage points from last month's forecast. For 2014, panelists expect private consumption to increase 2.5%, which is down 0.5 percentage points from last month's projection.

Author:, Economist

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Brazil Consumer Confidence September 2013

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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