Brazil's economic activity drops 1.35 pct in December-c.bank

BRASILIA Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:39am EST

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BRASILIA Feb 14 (Reuters) - The Brazilian central bank's IBC-Br economic activity index declined 1.35 percent in December from November in seasonally adjusted terms, the bank said on Friday.

The median estimate in a Reuters survey of 20 analysts was for a decline of 1.0 percent.

The index, a gauge of activity in the farming, industry and services sectors, rose a non-seasonally adjusted 0.71 percent over the same month a year ago.

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