Imports in Brazil
Brazil - ImportsIncoming data for 2019 has been mixed thus far, following a tepid end to last year. A high unemployment rate, which crept up in the October to January period, continues to plague household spending, while consumer confidence dropped to a six-month low in March. On a brighter note, industrial production grew solidly in February, despite plunging iron ore output following the Vale dam disaster. On 20 March, the government presented details on changes to military pensions, a precondition for Congress to start debating the critical social security bill. However, the proposal underwhelmed expectations as changes to the military career path translated into a higher bill for wages, denting some savings from the reform. Meanwhile, the rocky political scene of recent weeks has spooked the Brazilian stock market. Reports of bickering between President Jair Bolsonaro and House Speaker Rodrigo Maia bode poorly for the smooth passage of legislation, while the arrest of former President Michel Temer could keep politics in the spotlight.
Brazil - Imports Data
|Imports (USD billion)||211||229||171||138||151|
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|Bond Yield||8.98||-0.82 %||Apr 12|
|Exchange Rate||3.88||-0.13 %||Apr 12|
|Stock Market||92,875||-0.11 %||Apr 12|
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April 15, 2019
In February, economic activity decreased 0.7% in seasonally-adjusted month-on-month terms, according to the Central Bank’s monthly indicator for economic activity.
April 11, 2019
Consumer prices rose 0.75% in March over the previous month, accelerating from February’s 0.32% increase and overshooting expectations of a softer 0.63% rise.
April 3, 2019
Industrial production gained steam in February, jumping 0.7% month-on-month in seasonally-adjusted terms.
April 1, 2019
Conditions in Brazil’s manufacturing sector appear to have weakened somewhat in March.
April 1, 2019
Business sentiment in Brazil weakened at the end of Q1, with the Getulio Vargas Foundation’s (FGV, Fundaçao Getúlio Vargas) business confidence index falling to 97.2 points from 99.0 points in March.