National Atlas of Trade and Services | 2013
The National Atlas of Trade and Services is a publication aimed at creating a public reference of economic information on the tertiary sector in Brazil, in order to guide public policies and private investments. One of the key requirements for the design of public policies by the government, and for the accomplishment of good business by the private sector is the presence of authentic official information that enables the evaluation of opportunities that are spread around the country. In this respect, it is a goal to display the structure and internal differences of economic activities performed in the Brazilian territory, indicating their patterns of spatial behavior. It is important to understand, in detail, the concentration of certain segments and the specialization of some regions by means of cartography and space distribution. The localization of occupations and of wealth generation will allow the visualization of territorial division in trade, services and logistic services sectors that exists in the Brazilian economy. Demographic and socioeconomic patterns are both important to explain the challenges of the tertiary sector, as well as the opportunities it offers. Therefore, the Atlas consists of a geographical reference of economic information on the tertiary sector in Brazil, as it details the spatial distribution knowledge of these activities at national level and highlights their importance today, as well as their relevance not only in relation to the insertion of Brazil in the world, but also in relation to the dimension and regional diversity of the Brazilian domestic market.
About the publication - 2013
One of the key requirements for government policy-making and good business for the private sector is reliable official information to assess the many opportunities across the country. The National Atlas of Trade and Services is a publication of the Secretariat of Trade and Services of the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services - MDIC, in partnership with the IBGE, IPEA, Sebrae, representative entities of the private sector and with the support of ABDI. The Atlas is an initiative planned in the Greater Brazil Plan (Plano Maior Brasil - PBM 2011-2014) and aligned with the Multiannual Plan (PPA 2012-2015) for the creation of a public framework of economic information about the tertiary sector in the Country, in order to guide the public policies.and private investments. It is intended to expose the structure and internal differentiation of economic activities carried out in the Brazilian territory, indicating their spatial behavior patterns. It is important to understand in depth the concentration of certain segments and the specialization of certain regions through cartography and space distribution. The spotted job opportunities and wealth generation will also allow the visualization of the territorial division of the trade, services and logistics services present at the Brazilian economy. New demographic and socioeconomic patterns are equally important in understanding the tertiary sector challenges as well as opportunities.
In order to include and disseminate spatial information through the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (INDE), some map layers used in the Atlas have been included. Information can be accessed at http://www.visualizador.inde.gov.br/, in the thematic part, in National Atlas of Trade and Services.
More on the product - 2013
What is the National Atlas of Trade and Services?
It is a publication with economic information about the teriary sector in the country, in order to guide public policies and private investments. It is worth mentioning that this initiative is in accordance with Plano Brasil Maior* (PBM 2011-2014) and aligned with the Pluriannual Plan (PPA 2012-2015).
What is the objective of the Atlas?
The objective of the Atlas is to be an instrument for guidance of public policies and private investments. This first edition presents the structure and the internal differenciation of the economic activity in the Brazilian territory, pointing to patterns of spatial behavior in the sector of trade, services and logistical services in our economy.
How is the Atlas Como está dividido o Atlas?
The Atlas, besides having a general introduction, was divided into four chapters, and corresponds to the Brazilian social and economic context and to the sectors of trade, services and logistical services, each one of which contains maps and texts for the analysis and contextualization of the information presented. At the end, there is also a supplement with information made available by entities that represent the private sector and that are part of the sector councils of Plano Brasil Maior.
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* A program launched by the federal government in 2011 in order to increase the competitiveness of Brazilian industry.