Brazil March industrial confidence lowest since August – FGV survey

The Fundaçao Getulio Vargas’s national industrial confidence index for March fell 4.0 points to a seasonally adjusted 103.9 from 107.9 in February.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian industrial confidence fell in March for a third month to its lowest since last August, a survey showed on Friday, March 19th, as a deadly second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the country and triggers new lockdown measures in many states.

The Fundaçao Getulio Vargas’s national industrial confidence index for March fell 4.0 points to a seasonally adjusted 103.9 from 107.9 in February, a preliminary reading showed.

That is the lowest since August 2020, and a further slip from December’s 10-year high.

The current conditions index . . .

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