Ten of Brazil’s 13 industry sectors have resumed pre-pandemic levels

Cement production, for one, is up 22% compared to 2019. The paper sector has grown by 15% and the plastics by 7.9%.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Among 13 of the most important sectors of Brazilian industry, 10 have either recovered or surpassed pre-pandemic activity levels in this first half of the year.

These sectors are expected to continue growing, mainly driven by the advance of vaccination which may increase consumption. But there are a number of hurdles to be overcome for this to be achieved.

The main concern is that a new strain of the virus will force governments to again implement isolation measures, which could have a direct impact on the expected economic rebound. But there are also the challenges . . .

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