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 holds steady at the beginning of the year

Labor productivity in the Brazilian manufacturing industry – measured as the amount of output divided by the amount of hours worked in production – held virtually steady, as it dropped by 0.1% in the first quarter of 2019 on a quarter-over-quarter basis. In this issue CNI releases, for the first time, sectoral productivity data. In the last 10 years, the sectors that presented the highest average annual productivity growth were "Coke, refined petroleum products and biofuel" and "Beverages". On the other end, the sectors with the largest annual average decline in productivity were "Pharmaceuticals" and "Leather and Footwear".

January - March 2019

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