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Industry grows in nine regions in February

IBGE

Research evaluated production in 14 locations. Compared to the same period of 2016, there was growth in ten states

National industrial production grew in nine of the 14 sites surveyed by the Brazilian Institute of Statistics and Geography (IBGE) in February. 

The largest advances were in Bahia (2.8%), Santa Catarina (2.8%) ,  Rio Grande do Sul (2.2%), Rio de Janeiro (2.2%), Goiás , Minas Gerais (2.0%), Paraná (1.9%), Northeast Region (1.1%) and São Paulo (0.2%).

On the other hand, the states of Pernambuco (-7.8%), Pará (-4.1%) and Espírito Santo (-3.9%), Amazonas (-1.1%) and Ceará (-1.0% %) Fell. 

For the period January-February 2017, compared to the same period of the previous year, there was an increase in the national production in ten of the 15 sites surveyed. The most significant advances occurred in Amazonas (6.6%) and in Pernambuco (6.5%).

The other locations with positive results at the end of the first two months of the year were Goiás (4.9%), Espírito Santo (4.8%), Santa Catarina (4.8%), Rio de Janeiro Paraná (4.1%), Minas Gerais (4.1%), Pará (2.9%) and Mato Grosso (0.3%).

The greatest dynamism was influenced by factors related to the expansion in the production of capital goods (especially those directed to the agricultural sector and to construction); Of intermediate goods (iron ores, petroleum, cellulose, iron and steel, VHP sugar and derivatives of soybean extraction); Of durable consumer goods ("white line" and "brown line" cars and appliances); And semi-durable and non-durable consumer goods (food, textiles and clothing).

Source: Portal Brasil, with information from IBGE