Brazil's Industrial Output Fell 2.4% in January Vs. December

03/06/18 07:31 AM EST

By Jeffrey T. Lewis


SÃO PAULO--Brazil's industrial output fell a seasonally adjusted 2.4% in January from the previous month as production of durable goods dropped.

Output rose 5.7% in January from a year earlier, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, or IBGE, said Tuesday. Production of durable goods fell 7.1% in the month compared with December 2017, and output of intermediate goods declined 2.4%.

Compared with a year earlier, durable goods production jumped 20% in January, and output of intermediate goods rose 4.2%, the agency said.

Brazil's economy expanded 1% in 2017, the first year of growth after a two-year contraction, with help from the country's recovering industrial sector. Economists are forecasting economic growth of 2.9% for this year, according to a survey by the country's central bank.


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