With truckers strike, economic activity declines 3.34% in May

With truckers strike, economic activity declines 3.34% in May

Decline came after 0.5% growth in April compared to March The post With truckers strike, economic activity retreating 3.34% in May first appeared in Jornal Opção.

Decline came after 0.5% growth in April compared to MarchEconomic activity retreated in May.The seasonally adjusted (adjusted for the period) Central Bank Economic Activity Index (IBC-Br) declined by 3.34% compared to April, according to data released on Monday (16).The decline came after 0.5% growth in April compared to March, according to revised data.In May, the country was affected by the shortage crisis generated by the truckers strike at the end of the month. Compared to the same month of 2017 (without adjustment for the period), there was a fall of 2.9%.In the year, there was growth of 0.73%.In 12 months, the expansion reached 1.13%.The IBC-Br is a way of assessing the evolution of Brazilian economic activity and helps the Central Bank make its decisions on the Selic.The index incorporates information on the level of activity of the three sectors of the economy: industry, trade and services and agriculture, as well as the volume of taxes.The indicator w...


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