Brazil in Numbers
Brazil is 58th in the economic competitiveness ranking published by the World Economic Forum in September of 2010, which analyzed 139 countries. Compared to the 2009 study, the country lost two positions, despite a slight improvement in some of the criteria. Brazil’s results are better in items such as market size (10th place) and business sophistication (31st) and worse in macroeconomic environment (111th) and efficiency in the assets market (114th).
The country is also well placed in factors such as innovation and sophistication (38th place in this category’s ranking) and promoters of efficiency (44th place), but got a lower result (86th) in basic requirements for competitiveness.
In this study 12 items that are considered as pillars of competitiveness are analyzed, divided into three categories: basic requirements, promoters of efficiency and factors of innovation and sophistication. The first category includes institutions, infrastructure, macroeconomic environment, health and primary education. The second one examines secondary education and training, as well as efficiency in the assets market and employment, level of development of the financial market, technological structure and market size. The third one analyzes business sophistication and innovation.
In the period between 2007 and 2009 Brazil climbed 16 positions in the list, a consequence of the efforts in the last 20 years to reach economic stability, economic liberalization and opening, as well as reduction of inequality.
>> see Brazil’s main numbers accessing the topics listed above
Global Competitiveness Report