Productivity in Brazilian manufacturing

The quarterly publication Productivity in Brazilian manufacturing aims to track the evolution of Brazil’s industry competitiveness compared to its main trading partners, focusing on the labor productivity indicator, which is a determinant indicator of competitiveness. It presents the indicator of labor productivity in Brazilian manufacturing industry and, once a year, the effective relative labor productivity indicator, including the labor productivity of Brazil’s main trading partners.


Productivity rebounds after truck drivers’ strike

Labor productivity in the Brazilian manufacturing industry grew by 4.2% in the third quarter of 2018 on a seasonally adjusted quarter-over-quarter basis. On the same comparison basis, industrial production edged up by 2.9%, while hours worked experienced a 1.3% decrease. However, the increase observed in the third quarter was only enough to offset the losses recorded until the first half of the year.

July - September 2018

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