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A Framework That Provides Clarity

During periods of “low visibility,” confusion reigns: for every indication of one trend, there seems to be a countertrend. The key is to glean from the collective wisdom of reliable leading indicators a clear signal that the economy is headed for a turn.

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Jul 02 2013

Outlook for Brazilian Exports

While the Brazilian economy is more diverse than other commodity-based economies in the region, industrial and primary-stage goods are an important part of the nation’s exports, particularly to China – Brazil’s main export destination by far.  China’s weakening outlook, coupled with falling commodity prices, dwindling global growth, and disappointing Brazilian GDP, have left many analysts with a pessimistic view for the near-term. Will exports save the day?

ECRI’s latest report outlines the clear trajectory for Brazilian exports of primary goods, illustrated by our key leading indicators for global manufacturing and industrial exports.