De-industrialization and foreign trade: recent evidences to Brazil.
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 33 No. 3 (2013), Jul-Sep / 2013, Pages 463-485
This paper analyses the behavior of the Brazilian manufacturing sector during the 2000´s. We test the hypothesis of early de-industrialization induced by foreign trade. Our results show a mixed picture: although we showed signs of early de-industrialization induced by foreign trade, at the same time, we found evidence that Brazilian entrepreneurs have reduced manufacturing exports during internal market boom between 2004 and 2010. This fact determines the deterioration of trade balance of the manufacturing sector and justifies worries on long-term perspectives for Brazilian economy.
JEL Classification: O14; F43.
Keywords: Early de-industrialization manufacturing sector Brazilian economy