The Industrial Entrepreneur Confidence Index (Icei) grew in 29 of the 30 industrial sectors assessed by the National Confederation of Industry (CNI). The only drop occurred in Other transport equipment (-1.1 point), which, even so, remains above the 50-point cut-off line.
According to the survey released today (28) by the CNI, the sectors with the highest increases in confidence were: Electrical machinery and materials (7.9 points); Furniture (6.6 points); and Wood products (6.4 points). The least confident sectors are Specialized services for construction (55.8), Infrastructure works (57), Cleaning products, Perfumery and personal care (57), Footwear and its parts (57.3) and Other transport equipment ( 57.6).
The Icei ranges from 0 to 100 points. Values above 50 points indicate business confidence and the more above 50 points, the greater and more widespread is the confidence. Values below 50 points indicate a lack of confidence on the part of the entrepreneur, and the lower than 50 points, the greater and more widespread the lack of confidence.
“This consolidation of higher confidence, spread throughout the industry, is important as it points to a positive second half. Confident entrepreneurs tend to produce, hire and invest more”, explains the manager of Economic Analysis, Marcelo Azevedo.
A total of 2,397 companies were surveyed across the country, 943 of which were small, 870 were medium and 584 were large. The collection period was from June 1st to June 14th, 2021.
Edition: Denise Griesinger
Source: Antônio Claret Guerra – Reporter from Agência Brasil – Belo Horizonte
Photo: © CNI/José Paulo Lacerda/Reserved rights