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Brazilians’ Outlook on Economy Improves Ahead of Vote

  • Activity has improved, 28% of voters say; 50% say it’s worse
  • Domestic demand firms, inflation eases and unemployment drops
The number of Brazilian voters who believe the economy is doing better now is as high as before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The number of Brazilian voters who believe the economy is doing better now is as high as before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Photographer: Victor Moriyama/Bloomberg

Brazilians’ views on the economy are improving amid stronger-than-expected activity and easing inflationary pressures. 

The number of voters who believe the economy is doing better now is as high as before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, local newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo reported on Sunday, based on the latest Datafolha poll. In the survey, 28% of respondents say the economic outlook has improved, up from 25% in August and 15% in June. Still, 50% believe activity has worsened in the last few months.