Brazilian Micros Get a Larger Share of Exports

    Brazil’s micro and small firms are picking up space on the international market. Between 1988 and 2003 the number of Brazilian micro and small firms that engaged in export activities increased 21%, from 5,778 to 7,002.

    Over the same period, their foreign sales grew 31.9%, from US$ 1.086 billion to US$ 1.515 billion. Of this latter sum, micro firms were responsible for US$ 132.4 million, while small firms accounted for US$ 1.382 billion (0.2% and 2.2%, respectively, of the country’s total exports).


    The encouraging results of the study “Micro and Small Firms in Brazilian Exports,” announced yesterday by the Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (Sebrae), indicate that conditions are improving each year for small firms to keep selling abroad on a continuous basis.


    Beginning in November the study, which was conducted by the Foreign Trade Studies Center Foundation (Funcex), will be updated each semester, to provide the sector a better accompaniment.


    A big share of the sector’s good performance follows in the wake of government measures to stimulate exports, such as the Exporters’ Consortium created by the Brazilian Export Promotion Agency (Apex Brazil/MIDCT).


    Add to this the Post Office’s Easy Export program, the National Network of Foreign Trade Operators, and diversification of the national export portfolio, which introduced new companies and products to the international market.


    “As well as expanding employment, exportation enlarges market options, incorporates new technologies, raises quality standards, and leads to improvements in the training of the labor force,” emphasized Gustavo Morelli, Sebrae Manager of Strategies and Guidelines.


    He explained that the study dealt with various business aspects, such as export destination, categories of products, export frequency, degree of technology, and dynamism of export products.


    The research covered the country’s 11,271 exporters of industrial goods, in every state and the Federal District.


    The methodology that was adopted considered as micro firms those with up to 19 employees and annual exports up to US$ 300 thousand.


    Small firms were those with 20-99 employees and annual exports between US$ 300 thousand and US$ 2.5 million.


    Agência Brasil
    Translator: David Silberstein

    Tags:

    • Show Comments (0)

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    comment *

    • name *

    • email *

    • website *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Ads

    You May Also Like

    Brazil Announces Open-Door Policy for Portuguese-Speaking Community Meetings

    In Angola for its 10th ministerial-level meeting, members of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries ...

    Movits’s multifaceted art

    Brazilian Ricardo Movits is the artist who is writer who is musician who is ...

    Brazil Zebu Exporters Conquer the Middle East

    The sales of zebu cattle should help increase Brazilian exports to the Middle East. ...

    Brazil’s Attorney General Goes After Those Involved in Vote-Buying Scandal

    Regarding the decision by Brazil’s Attorney-General of the Republic, Antônio Fernando de Souza, to ...

    Latin American Countries Gather in Brazil to Discuss AIDS

    Representatives of the 13 Latin American countries that receive resources from the Global Fund ...

    Amanda Ruzza

    Meet Brazil’s Amanda Ruzza, The Next Great Jazz Bassist in Town

    On her debut release as a solo artist, São Paulo-born electric bassist Amanda Ruzza ...

    The Boys from Brazil

      Oliveira Vianna who, in a series of books, professed the view that the ...

    William Faulkner

    Faulkner in Brazil: An Important But Neglected Presence (Part III)

    After losing the Civil War, confederates developed a sense of nationalism and nostalgia, which, ...

    'Out, Bush. The War Lord' say posters plastered in Brasília, capital of Brazil

    Bush’s First Trip to Brazil to Be Marked by Countrywide Protests

    The President of the United States (US), George W. Bush, will be in Brazil ...

    Brazilian Leaves for Eight-Day Mission in Space

    Brazilian first astronaut Marcos César Pontes is leaving this Wednesday, March 29, in The ...