Brazil Economy in a Snapshot Q1 2021 Report

What does this quarterly economic report offer? 


The Brazil Economy in a Snapshot is a quarterly publicatiŠ¾n produced by the CEIC Macroeconomic Research Team. The report is designed to provide a comprehensive, albeit concise overview of the current economic and financial developments. The Brazil Economy in a Snapshot report is produced using data from CEIC's  Brazil Premium Database and Global Database.


Expectations concerning domestic economic activity continued on an upward trend in January 2021 when the smoothed CEIC Leading Indicator rose for an eighth consecutive month to 111.5, after it reached a low of 76.4 points in May 2020. This is in line with January projections from the two largest national financial institutions – Bradesco and Itau – predicting a return to GDP growth in 2021 of 3.6% y/y and 4.0% y/y, respectively.


This report provides detailed sets of analysis, with a focus on the following macroeconomic groupings:

  • Brazil's Economic Outlook
  • Real Sector
  • Monetary and Financial Sector
  • Fiscal Sector
  • External Sector