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.


Labor productivity falls by 3.4% in the second quarter of 2018

Labor productivity in the Brazilian manufacturing industry edged down by 3.4% in the second quarter of 2018 on a quarter-over-quarter basis. The result is atypical due to the truck drivers’ strike in May. With economic activity returning to normal, the labor productivity indicator will likely reflect an increase in efficiency again

April - June 2018

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