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The Leading Economic Index® for Brazil (LEI), published by FGV IBRE in partnership with The Conference Board (TCB), decreased 2.2 percent to 119.9 in March 2021. The cumulated change over the last six months was also negative at 2.0 percent. The Coincident Economic Index for Brazil (CEI) (FGV IBRE / TCB), which measures current economic conditions, fell by 0.1 percent to 96.7 in the same period. 

The Global Economic Barometers increase markedly for the second successive month. This reflects, among other things, the progress in vaccination programs against COVID-19 in various countries and thus the perspective of accelerating the level of global activity in the coming months. This month, all investigated regions improve both their current assessment of the situation and their expectations for the near future.

The Leading Economic Index® for Brazil (LEI), published by FGV IBRE in partnership with The Conference Board (TCB), decreased 0.6 percent to 123.0 in February 2021. The Coincident Economic Index for Brazil (CEI) (FGV IBRE / TCB), which measures current economic conditions, increased by 0.2 percent to 98.9, in the same period.

The Global Economic Barometers increase considerably in March, also reflecting the initial success in vaccination programs in some countries and optimism regarding the possibility of achieving control over the pandemic in the coming months. However, the results are still heterogeneous among regions.

The Economic Climate Index (ECI) for Latin America by the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) increased from 60.7 to 70.5 points between the fourth quarter of 2020 and the first quarter of 2021. Despite the 9.8-point improvement, the index remains in the adverse zone of the economic cycle with a combination of unfavorable evaluations regarding the present situation and optimistic expectations in relation to the near future.

The Leading Economic Index for Brazil (LEI), published by FGV IBRE in partnership with The Conference Board (TCB), decreased 1.0 percent to 122.5 (2016=100) in January 2021.The Coincident Economic Index for Brazil (CEI) (FGV IBRE / TCB), which measures current economic conditions, increased by 0.1 percent to 101.0 (2016=100), in the same period. 

The February Global Economic Barometer results reflect the uncertainty of the rate of recovery of global economic activity in the first half of 2021 and the noticeable heterogeneity between the regions. The Coincident Barometer increases with less intensity than in the previous month, while the Leading Barometer is moving towards the approximately neutral level. 

The Leading Economic Index for Brazil (LEI), published by FGV IBRE in partnership with The Conference Board (TCB), increased 0.4 percent to 124.1 (2016=100) in December/2020. The Coincident Economic Index for Brazil (CEI) (FGV IBRE / TCB), which measures current economic conditions, rose by 0.3 percent to 108.8 (2016=100), in the same period. 

The Coincident and Leading Global Economic Barometers rise in January, signaling a continued recovery of global economic activity. The increase in the Coincident Barometer is small and reverses the fall in the previous month. The Leading Barometer increases more noticeably, once again reflecting optimism, which may now be driven by the beginning of vaccination campaigns against COVID-19 in various countries. 

The Leading Economic Index for Brazil (LEI), published by FGV IBRE in partnership with The Conference Board (TCB), decreased 0.1 percent to 123.3 (2016=100), after six consecutive month to month increases. The Coincident Economic Index for Brazil (CEI) (FGV IBRE / TCB), which measures current economic conditions, fell by 0.1 percent to 101.8 (2016=100) in the same period.