Inflation in Brazil ended 2020 at 4,5% the stats agency IBGE revealed on Tuesday, above the central bank's target, with food prices rising, 14,1%, the most in two decades.
Brazil's industrial production rose for the seventh consecutive month in November, boosted by the output of motor vehicles and clothing. Production rose a seasonally adjusted 1.2% in November and increased 2.8% from the same month a year earlier, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, or IBGE, said on Friday.
Brazil’s rice production is expected to shrink and the challenge will be to limit exports in order to supply domestic demand and contain domestic prices.
Brazilian retail sales plunged at a record pace in April as social isolation measures choked spending, official figures showed indicating the economy’s contraction in the second quarter could be even more severe than anticipated.
Services activity in Brazil shrank 1% in February, official figures showed on Wednesday, the biggest monthly fall in over 18 months and another sign Latin America's largest economy was already in go-slow mode before the coronavirus crisis erupted.
Brazilian industrial production slumped in November after rising for three consecutive months, marking the weakest performance for the month in four years, the government statistics agency IBGE said on Thursday.
Brazil’s statistics agency IBGE will revise the country’s third quarter GDP figures, it said, after upward revisions to export data this week suggested growth may have been stronger than first estimated.
Brazil's unemployment rate fell to 11.6% in the quarter ending in October, from 11.8% in the quarter ending in July, the country's Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) announced. The rate also fell slightly, compared with the same period of 2018 when it was at 11.7%.
Industrial production in Brazil rose in August at its fastest pace in more than a year, official figures on Tuesday showed, a sign that Latin America’s largest economy may slowly be turning a corner after flirting with recession earlier in the year.
Consumer price inflation in Brazil was well contained in August, as forecast, reinforcing expectations of deeper interest rate cuts by the central bank as it tries to fire up economic growth.