From 2011 to 2020 investments in Brazil, both public and private, suffered the worst decade in 50 years. The contributions were equivalent to 17.7% of GDP (Gross Domestic Product), the weakest result since the 1961s to the 1970s, according to a study by researchers Juliana Trece and Claudio Considera, from Ibre / FGV (Brazilian Institute of Economics, from Getulio Vargas Foundation).
In addition, the calculations show that almost nine out of ten countries in the world (87%) had higher rates than those in Brazil last year and that the pandemic did not change the downward trend that was seen before the health crisis.
Last year, the country's investment rate was 16.4% of GDP, but it has emerged from a difficult record since the recession before the pandemic, between 2015 and 2016. When researchers compare only emerging economies, other countries received investments, on average, more than double that of Brazil.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon