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 drops for the third consecutive quarter

Labor productivity in Brazilian manufacturing fell in the second quarter of 2021, standing next to second quarter of 2020 levels, when the crisis caused by the pandemic started in Brazil. Factors such as high uncertainty, difficulties with inputs and demand restrictions continue to affect industrial activity and industrial productivity.


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April/June 2021

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