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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 01 March 2019

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In brief: Brazil

* Brazil’s national statistics institute (IBGE) has released figures for 2018 GDP growth, which show that Brazil’s gradual economic recovery is continuing at a slow pace. GDP grew by 1.1% in 2018, the same as in 2017, driven by the services sector (1.3% growth) and the industrial sector (0.6%), while the agricultural industry advanced just 0.1%.