In 2019, Brazil's productivity grew in relation to the average of its main trade partners
In 2019, effective labor productivity – which compares Brazil's productivity with the average productivity of its main trade partners – increased by 2.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, labor productivity in the Brazilian manufacturing industry grew by 0.7%, a rate only lower than that recorded by South Korea (1.4%), considering a selection of 11 countries. The quarterly labor productivity in the Brazilian manufacturing industry showed a decrease of 3.7% in the second quarter of 2020, compared to the first quarter of the year.
April - June 2020