The third-quarter GDP (Gross Domestic Product) grew by 0.6% over the previous three months and reached R$ 1.842 trillion, IBGE reported yesterday.
Much is due to private sector investments, which rose 2%. Household consumption increased by 0.8%, while government spending fell by 0.4%.
Despite the positive performance, the quarterly rate is still 3.6% below the peak of the series, reached in the first quarter of 2014.
GDP is at the same level as in the third quarter of 2012, having recovered 4.9% since reaching its lowest point in the fourth quarter of 2016 amid the economic recession.
For IBGE Quarterly Accounts coordinator Rebeca Palis, the current scenario shows a "more or less continuous, but not very accelerated" improvement.
The institute also released new 2018 GDP figures, revised from 1.1% to 1.3%.
The main factor of the change was agriculture, which increased from 0.1% to 1.4%.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon