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.


2018 sees highest increase in industrial costs in the series

Industrial costs increased by 8.8% in 2018 as compared to the average for 2017, marking the highest growth rate since the beginning of the historical series in 2006. The increase in the indicator was driven by costs of intermediate goods and by energy costs.


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