Small Industry Outlook

The Small Industry Outlook analyzes, on a quarterly basis, small industry data collected by the Industrial Survey, Construction Industry Survey, and Business Confidence Index. The Outlook includes three new indices: the Performance Index, which measures the performance of small industry activity in the quarter; the Financial Situation Index, which assesses the financial situation of small enterprises; and the Outlook Index, which reveals business expectations. The survey also analyzes the main problems faced by small industry and the behavior of the ICEI index, considering only small companies.

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Brazilian small industry companies show good performance in the second quarter of 2021

The recovery from the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is evident for Brazilian small industries, that have shown a positive evolution of their performance indicators, as well as of their financial situation, their confidence, and their expectations in the second quarter of 2021. Despite the good performance, the lack or high cost of inputs and raw materials and the high tax burden remain as the top ranked issues faced by small businesses in Brazilian industry.

August/2021

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