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Services grow 1% and have the best results since March 2016

IBGE

Research shows that industry begins to recover. Transport sector was the highlight of April, with advance of 1%

Another important indicator shows signs of a recession in the past. In April, the services sector increased 1% and recorded the best result since March 2016, when there was growth of 1.2%. The data are from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) and were released on Wednesday (14).

"The advance of the services sector in April is another sign of recovery in the economy," Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said in his Twitter profile . "Services was the only negative component of GDP in the first quarter. The result of April shows reaction of this sector ", he observed.

The minister also noted that the transportation sector was the highlight between March and April, with growth of 1% in the period - the best number for the month since 2013. Among the units of the Federation, seven showed a positive performance. The best of them was Paraná, with growth of 2.4%.

Growth by state

The list includes Rio Grande do Sul (+ 2.2%), São Paulo (+ 2.0%), Roraima (+ 0.6%), Tocantins (+ 0.3%), Piauí %) And Rio de Janeiro (+ 0.2%). The other units of the Federation had a negative variation.