Capital Goods

The capital goods sector is responsible for the production of a complex group of machinery and types of equipment used in the production of other assets, and is thus closely linked to the production of other sectors. It also plays an important role in the diffusion and creation of new technology. This sector involves a wide range of industrial activity, of which the highlight is the production of machinery and equipment for information technology and communications, and other industries.

The state accounts for 57% of the production of machinery and equipment in Brazil and 53% of jobs (almost 200,000 people) in the sector. In the case of information technology equipment, the state accounts—in Brazil overall—for 43% of jobs and 34% of manufacturing value in the segment. Intensive in the use of technology, its innovation rate of 54% is much higher than the manufacturing industry’s national average (38%).