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03/08/2017 - 12:46hs

Investments increased in June

Brazil received 1.4% more investments in June over May, according to the survey conducted by the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA).

Brasília – Investments in Brazil increased 1.4% in June over May, according to the inflation-adjusted IPEA Gross Fixed Capital Formation Indicator (FBCF). However, investments declined by 10.7% if compared to June 2016.

Despite the result, investments ended Q2 dropping 1.3% over Q1. In comparison to the same period of 2016, investments declined 7.1%. With this, year-over-year, there was a decline of 6.2%.

FBCF means investments by the companies in machinery, equipment and construction material. It’s an indicator of the country’s production capacity.

*Translated by Sérgio Kakitani

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