This is the second consecutive positive result, after a long period of falls
The Indicator of Apparent Consumption of Industrial Goods grew 2.6% in January of this year, compared to the same month of 2016. The percentage was disclosed in this Wednesday (15) by the Group of Conjuncture of Ipea and is the second result Positive followed, after a long period of falls, in the inter-annual comparison. In relation to last December, in the series free of seasonal effects, the indicator showed a decrease of 0.9%, after a rise of 2.6% in the previous month.
Apparent consumption (CA) of industrial goods is defined as domestic industrial production, plus imports and slaughtered exports. With the performance of January, the fall of the cumulative indicator in 12 months slowed from 8.5% to 7%. This result, when compared to domestic production, whose fall was 5.4% in the same month, suggests a net flow of production to the external sector, according to analysis of the Conjuncture Group.
On the same basis of comparison, the volume of imported industrial goods fell 8.7% and exports grew 5.4% in the 12 months ended January 2017.
The positive highlight in the comparison between January and December was the 1.1% increase in the margin of the intermediate goods sector - the raw materials processed that are used for the production of other goods or final products. "The capital goods sector showed a contraction of 6.6% in January, reflecting the poor performance of domestic production and imports," says planning and research technician Leonardo Mello de Carvalho.
Source: Portal Brasil, with IPEA information