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.

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Productivity declined in 2020

In 2020, labor productivity in Brazilian Manufacturing – measured as production volume divided by hours worked – declined 0.6% compared to 2019. There was a 4.6% decline in the volume of goods produced, along with a 4.1% drop in hours worked. The perspectives for 2021 are better, due to the start of COVID-19 immunizations, but uncertainties remain high.

April/2021

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