BRASILIA, Aug 31 (Reuters) - The Brazilian economy barely grew in the second quarter, largely in line with expectations, weighed down by a nationwide truckers’ strike that all but paralyzed key business sectors.
Brazil’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew 0.2 percent from the first quarter and 1.0 percent from a year before, government statistics agency IBGE said on Friday. Economists had forecast rates of 0.1 percent and 1.1 percent, respectively.
The reading followed a downwardly revised 0.1 percent expansion in the first quarter from the previous three months, compared to the previously published 0.4 percent. (Reporting by Bruno Federowski Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)