Service sector grows 2.4% in November, after two months of decline

The consequence was above monetary market expectations. Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg forecast a 0.2% improve

Leonardo Vieceli
Rio de Janeiro – RJ

The quantity of the service sector grew 2.4% in Brazil in November 2021, in comparison with October.

The excessive got here after two consecutive months of decline, recovering the accrued loss of 2.2% in this era, knowledgeable this Thursday (13) the IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics).

The consequence was above monetary market expectations. Analysts consulted by the Bloomberg company projected a rise of 0.2%.

With the efficiency of November, the phase was 4.5% above the pre-pandemic degree, recorded in February 2020, however is 7.3% under the file, reached in November 2014.

The service sector entails all kinds of businesses, from bars and eating places to monetary, expertise and academic establishments. It can be the principle employer in the nation.​

“This restoration in November locations the sector on the highest degree of the final six years, equaling the extent of December 2015. Of the final 18 info launched, in the month-to-month comparability, 15 had been constructive and three had been adverse: March , as a result of second wave of Covid-19, and September and October, because of value will increase in telecommunications and airline tickets”, says Rodrigo Lobo, supervisor of the IBGE survey.

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In relation to November 2020, the phase grew 10%, identified the IBGE. Analysts consulted by Bloomberg estimated an increase of 6.9% in this reduce.

In the 12 months 2021, the sector accumulates an advance of 10.9%. In an extended interval of 12 months, the expansion was 9.5%.

Throughout the pandemic, the availability of numerous providers suffered a shock in the nation. The crash occurred as a result of the phase brings collectively actions depending on the circulation of prospects, which plummeted after the adoption of restrictions to comprise Covid-19.

Hotels, bars, eating places and occasions are half of the record of impacted businesses.


What softened the autumn in the primary waves of the pandemic was the development of providers linked to expertise. These actions had heated demand in the interval of social isolation.

In the second half of 2021, face-to-face providers started to deal with an enchancment in business as a result of enhance in vaccination towards Covid-19 and the reopening of the economic system.

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However, the restoration has been threatened by the situation of escalating inflation, greater rates of interest and fragile incomes. Together, these components diminish the buying energy of shoppers.

Another risk is the ômicron variant, recognized as chargeable for the brand new advance of Covid-19 in Brazil.


Restaurants and bars, for instance, have needed to dismiss staff because of coronavirus and flu circumstances in latest weeks.

The contamination of staff additionally brought on airways to cancel a quantity of flights in the beginning of 2022.

Before releasing the efficiency of providers, the IBGE offered one other sectoral indicator for November 2021: industrial manufacturing, which fell by 0.2%. It was the sixth consecutive low of the factories.


This Friday (14), it will likely be the institute’s flip to launch the stability of retail gross sales in November.


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