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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian industrial production increased by 0.5 percent in September in relation to August, according to data from the IBGE (Brazilian Statistical Bureau). In comparison to September of 2015, the survey shows that the contraction in industry was 4.8 percent, the 31st consecutive reduction in this type of comparison.

According to the IBGE, only two of the four economic categories registered expansion in the September index, intermediary goods (+1.2 percent) and durable goods (+1.9 percent).

On the other hand, capital goods (-5.1 percent) registered the most . . .

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