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 shows recovery in the third quarter

Labor productivity in the Brazilian manufacturing industry – measured as the volume produced divided by hours worked – grew by 8%, in the third quarter of 2020 in relation to the second quarter of the year, on a seasonally-adjusted basis. The volume produced experienced a 25.8% increase, while the hours worked in production increased by 16.4%, on the same basis of comparison.


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