Industrial Production

BRAZIL ECONOMICS - Report 04 Jun 2013 by Marcelo Gazzano, Cristina Pinotti and Affonso Pastore

After accounting for seasonal factors, industrial output rose 1.8% in April, or 8.4% in relation to the same month in 2012 (Graph 1). There were substantial increases in vehicles (8.2%); machinery and equipment (7.9%); and foods (4,8%), and the result for the month was very diffused, covering a large number of segments: of the 27 segments surveyed, production in 18 expanded, for a diffusion index of 66.7%, compared to the figures of 55.6% in March and 44% in February.

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