RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The month of April was the worst in history for the industry, according to the Industrial Indicators survey released on Tuesday, June 9th, by the National Confederation of Industry (CNI). When compared to March, all the study's indexes in April recorded "unprecedented drops, the sharpest of their respective series".
In April, the sector's real turnover slipped 23.3 percent, hours worked in production fell 19.4 percent, and employment contracted 2.3 percent.
In addition, Installed Capacity Utilization (UCI) fell 6.6 percentage points in April compared to March, to 69.6 percent, representing . . .