Industrial Cost Indicator

The Industrial Cost Indicator (ICI) was developed by CNI to capture the evolution of costs and their impact on the competitiveness of Brazilian industry. It is calculated quarterly and makes it possible to keep track of the short term evolution of costs, which is key for building and evaluating policies and actions in favor of competitiveness. The indicator began to be published in January 2013, but its historical series goes back to 2006.


Input prices rise, but industrial costs fall due to measures to reduce the effects of the pandemic

The Industrial Cost Indicator fell by 1.5% in the second quarter of 2020, during the economic crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. On the other hand, the price of inputs increased by 6.2% due to the depreciation of the Brazilian currency.


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April/June 2020


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