How Important is Agriculture and Familiar Agriculture Agribusiness for Brazil and Its States: An Interregional Input-Output Approach
Paper Presented at the 47th Congress of the European Regional Science Association Paris, France – August 29th-September 2nd, 2007
16 Pages Posted: 8 Apr 2014
Date Written: 2007
The aim of this paper is estimate how important is agriculture and familiar agriculture agribusiness for Brazil and its states. To do so, the GDP for the agribusiness of these complexes is estimated for Brazil and for its 27 states. The estimation is based on an interregional input-output system constructed for the Brazilian economy. The agribusiness takes into consideration the relations between the agriculture production and the other sectors in the economy (inputs for production, industry, transportation, distribution, and commercialization). The importance of the agribusiness can be evidence for it’s share of about 30% in the total Brazilian GDP, but regional differences will make this average oscillates between 4% and 79% in the Brazilian states. Another distinction will be made between small familiar production and large scale production that will vary according to the product and the state. Some relation between land distribution and the type of agriculture will also be made.
Keywords: Brazil, Agribusiness, Input-Output, GDP
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