The global economy continues to recover, although some leading economies showed signs of slowing down in the third quarter due to the pandemic, and the inability of global supply to adjust to changing demand. This has resulted in stockouts in several global supply chains, driving up manufacturing and distribution costs, especially in the automotive and construction industries. Differences in economic activity across countries continues. In the US and Europe, the rapid roll-out of vaccination and the end of restrictive measures made it easier for jobs and the service industry to recover, driving economic activity. In China however, growth slowed due to a resurgence of the Corona virus, once again affecting urban mobility. Year-over-year, although the health crisis remains, and despite the reduction in emergency aid, Brazilian economic performance exceeded expectations, with the GDP ending the quarter 1% higher than in 2020, totaling R$ 2.048 trillion, returning to the pre-pandemic levels. According to the Central Bank’s, the nation’s GDP will grow 4.7% in 2021.
Since 2020, the market for high-end industrial and storage/logistics warehouses has been growing all over the country, driven by the growth of online sales. Expectations are promising, considering the increased volume of online sales and more consumers using this purchasing option. The vacancy rate in Rio de Janeiro dropped despite new deliveries. The reduction in vacant space is the result of more intense lease activity in the quarter.Download Rio de Janeiro Industrial /Logistics Market Report Q3 2021