CEPAL Review No. 58, April 1996
  • E-ISSN: 16840348


This article defines the stages of development reached by industries that account for half of Brazil’s total output and identifies the competitive challenges they face, including those associated with the country’s industrial policy. Between 1980 and 1994, Brazilian industry experienced persistent macroeconomic instability as the country’s trade liberalization efforts proceeded. By means of a series of adjustments, however, the sector did manage to adapt to this hostile environment; in fact, it not only survived but actually succeeded in maintaining its ability to help cover the existing deficit, meet domestic demand and aid the country in achieving balanced linkages with the external economy.

Related Subject(s): Economic and Social Development
Countries: Brazil

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