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 continues to grow at slower pace

In 2019, labor productivity in the Brazilian manufacturing industry grew by 0.6%. While productivity has risen over the past five years, the pace of growth in manufacturing remained below 1% for the second consecutive year. In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the outlook for 2020 indicates a decline in productivity.

October - December 2019

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