ICEI-Business Confidence Index

As a leading indicator of industrial performance, the ICEI detects shifts in industrial production trends. The data required for building the ICEI index are collected in tandem with the Industrial Survey and the Construction Survey. Confidence indices are made available for three company sizes (small, medium and large), for the five Brazilian geographic regions, and for the different sectors of the mining and quarrying, manufacturing, and construction industries.


Industry confidence recovers in May

In May 2021, the Business Confidence Index (ICEI) went up 4.8 points, interrupting a sequence of four drops in a row. The index stands at 58.5 points, above the 50-point dividing line, which separates confidence from the lack of confidence, indicating that Brazilian industry entrepreneurs are confident.


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