Thursday, August 31, 2017

Machinery industry sales grow 1.7% in July, says Abimaq

SÃO PAULO-Considered an antecedent indicator of the level of investment in Brazil, industry sales of machinery and equipment rose 1.7% in July compared with the same month last year, to $5.86 billion, reported R this Wednesday, 30, the Brazilian Industry Association machinery and equipments (Abimaq). However, compared with June, the recipe was 1.6% drop.
With the results, the sector made in accumulated from January to July, the total R $37.8 billion. The volume represents 5.6% decline as compared to the same period last year.
Apparent consumption, which includes imports and exports excludes, to get a sense of the size of the internal demand, fell 19.7% in July compared with the same month last year, to $7.7 billion. Already in about June, the high of 6.8% points level. With that, the apparent consumption of 25.4% in the fall accumulates year to R $48.8 billion.
Balance of trade
According to Abimaq, the balance of trade of machinery and equipment industry was negative at $427 million. The result indicates drop of 54.2% of the deficit compared to July of last year, but high of 70.2% in comparison with June.
In July, exports reached $ $726.9 million, an increase of 20.2% as compared to the same month last year, but indentation of 3.4% over the volume of June. Imports, for your time, totaling $ $1.154 billion in July, down from 24.5% compared with July last year, but 15% advance on the amount of June.
Year to date, from January to July, shipments reached $ $4.81 billion, an increase of 4.7% compared to the same period in 2016. Meanwhile, imports totaled US $ $7.13 billion, retraction of 27.4% as compared to the same period last year.
With that, the balance of trade in the sector was negative in US $ $2.4 billion in the first seven months of the year. The result represents low of 55% over the equivalent period deficit last year.
Employment and Nuci
According to Abimaq, ended July with 288,700 employees, number 5.7% less than the amount last July and 0.6% lower than the result verified at the end of June.
The Capacity utilization (Nuci) stood at 73.2% in July, compared with 70% in June and 67.1% in July last year.
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