Food Industry in Brazil: Where is the growth ?

16.01.2014
industry report brazil food
 

Executive summary:

  • Except for a rebound in 2010, Brazilian Food production has fared pretty poorly over the last past 5 years, being at odds with the booming domestic economy and consumption in food products.
  • The foreign companies appeared to capture the lion's share of the growth in the Brazilian market of food products since 2008/2009 thanks to soaring imports. Moreover, they have stepped up their investments in Brazilian market.
  • In late 200's, the Brazilian companies in food industry seemed to turn to investments in foreign markets to compensate a lower increase in exports.
  • Despite a lackluster domestic market but boosted by a rebound in exports, the Brazilian food industry stabilizied in 2013 (volume). Many uncertainties are lingering for 2014.