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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian industrial production decreased by 0.9 percent in February in relation to January, when it had registered a positive variation of 0.3 percent after two months of declines, according to data from the IBGE (Brazilian Statistical Bureau). In comparison to February of 2014, the survey shows that the contraction in industry was of 9.1 percent, the lowest annual comparison since July 2009. The total for the first two months of 2015 shows a decline in industrial production by 7.1 percent.

According to the IBGE, the February . . .

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