Industrial Pole of Manaus billing falls 15,65% in 1st quarter

PIM earned $ 22,3 billion this year and 2015, R$ 26,3 billion. Exports increased by 10,35%.
07/06/2016 13h02 - Updated 7/06/2016 13h19
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The Industrial Pole of Manaus billing (PIM), between January and April, dropped down 15,26% compared to the same period last year, according to data from the Superintendency of the Manaus Free Zone (Suframa).

According Suframa, PIM earned $ 22,3 billion in the first quarter. In the same period last year, revenue was R $ 26,3 billion.

In dollar, the quarter's revenue was US $ 6.06 billion, meaning is of 33,17% in comparison with the same interval 2015 (US$ 9.06 billion). Comparing the first four months of this year with last year, the dollar had average valuation 27,04%.

Exports PIM totaled R $ 619,3 million in the quarter, indicating increased 10,35% compared to the same period last year.

The subsector Electro-electronics remains the most responsible for the total sales of the PIM, with 27,84% participation. After, respectively, follow the subsectors of Computer Goods, with 18,73% participation, and Two Wheels and Chemical, both tied with 15,15%.

Compared to the first quarter of 2015, the segments that showed growth in sales, in national currency, were: Polo Mechanical Computer Goods (126,43%), lumberman (52,44%), Naval (33,57%), Rubber processing (28,24%), Textile (26,01%), Toys - except Computer Goods (24,68%), lighters, Pens and shavers Disposables (9,83%), Watchmaker (6,35%) e Bebidas (0,63%).

Among the products that have achieved growth, when compared to the level achieved in the first quarter of last year, stand out: microcomputers desktop (110,18%), handsets audio recording - like mp3, mp4 – (54,64%) and blades and cartridges (13,89%).

In April it was recorded occupancy 81.982 work stations, between effective labor, temporary and outsourced, which represents a reduction of 1,54% in the previous month, when the number was 83.268 posts. The monthly average in the first four months of the year was established in 84.813 jobs.

The superintendent Suframa, Rebecca Garcia, He explained that the economic crisis affecting the country had a strong presence in the Manaus Free Trade Zone (ZFM) due to the fact that the products manufactured in the PIM are not food staple.

"It is normal in times of crisis consumers reduce the purchase of consumer durables and prioritize goods such as food and beverages, for example", he stressed, adding still planning and taking measures to improve the socio-economic context of the region.

"We are already concentrating efforts to promote exports and continue touting the potential of the Green Free Trade Zone, which can be a factor in attracting industries focused on regional raw materials ", He added the superintendent.

Source: G1

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