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Services have the highest increase for the month of June in five years

IBGE

The result was influenced by the performance of the transport and services segment to families

In a further sign of economic recovery, the services sector grew for the third consecutive month and reached a 1.3% rise in June, compared to May. This was the best result for the month in five years. The data were released on Wednesday (16), by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).

An important segment that measures the temperature of the Brazilian economy, the result of the services sector was influenced, mainly, by the performance of the transport segment and services rendered to the families, both with a high of 1%; Professional services, up 0.8%; And miscellaneous services, with 0.7%.

In the month, the only decline was registered in the segment of information and communication services, with a slight decrease of 0.2%. However, the special set of tourism activities registered a strong increase of 5.3% compared to May.

High quarterly

The services sector also recorded a positive change of 0.3% in the second quarter of 2017. Compared with the first quarter of this year, the figures show a continuation of a sequence of nine consecutive quarters of negative indices.

This result was obtained in the face of the 1.4% rise in the professional services segment and 0.7% in the transportation segment.