Number of the week

World Bank: Brazil to grow less than Latin American peers

For this year, the country is expected to grow 5.3 percent and 1.7 percent in 2022, the lowest in all of the region

World Bank: Brazil to grow less than Latin American peers
Construction site in São Paulo. Photo: Alf Ribeiro/Shutterstock

Welcome to the “Number of the Week,” where we choose a single figure that helps understand what’s going on in Brazil. This week, the World Bank says Brazil will have the most modest GDP growth in all of Latin America next year. 

1.7%
Brazil's expected GDP growth rate

About a year and six months after the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Bank is beginning to improve its economic expectations for Latin America – severely affected by the health crisis – both for this year and the next. And even though Brazil follows this...

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