Services sector have grown 0.7%
The sector grew from February to January according to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). Highest growth rates were registered in Rondônia, Mato Grosso and Acre.
Rio de Janeiro – The services sector registered a 0.7% growth in February over January. In the first month of the year the sector rose 0.2%. In December, the growth was of 0.6%. The data was made public this Thursday (13) by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).
However, in the seasonally non-adjusted series, the sector, in comparison to February of 2016, declined 5.1% after sliding in January (3.5%) and December (5.7%). According to IBGE, with these results, the expansion rate in the year has declined 4.3% and 5% in the last 12 months.
In February over January, the highest growth rates were registered in Rondônia (9.1%), Mato Grosso (8.5%) and Acre (2.5%). On the other hand, the sharpest declined were registered in Ceará (9.8%), Espírito Santo (5.3%) and Pernambuco (5.2%).
*Translated by Sérgio Kakitani