American industry accelerated but Brazilian industry dropped in March

Increased numbers of coronavirus infections and new lockdowns weighed on Brazilian confidence; behind the picture is the effectiveness of vaccination .

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Data on industry in Brazil and the U.S. released on Thursday, April 1st by consultancy IHS Markit, show that the countries' economies took opposite paths in March. According to the institution, Manufacturing PMI in Brazil fell to 52.8, the lowest level in nine months, compared to 58.4 in February.

In the United States, in turn, Manufacturing PMI presented the second-highest since the beginning of the historical series in 2007. In March, the index stood at 59.1, against 58.6 in February. There, the population's wide vaccination encouraged increased consumption, and . . .

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