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The industrial profile of Brazil

Type of Production
Industry is dynamic and constitutes 20% of GDP. The following sectors are especially crucial: agri-foods, textiles, aeronautics, pharmacy, iron and steel, automobile and chemical.
Professional Associations by Sector
80 professional associations listed for Brazil.

Type of Manufacturers

This involves a certain number of fields, but many fewer than its South East Asian competitors because of the cost of labor and its overvalued currency. Nevertheless, the national industrial fabric relies for a large part on these effective and flexible intermediaries, in particular in high-tech industries, in order to respond to international competition. This expansion of subcontracting meets with some resistance on the Brazilian job market, traditionally protected because of the flexibility demanded and low wages.
Useful Resources
Brazil Outsourcing guide

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