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The Brazilian agribusiness, defining and measuring: 1994 to 2000

Furtuoso, Maria Cristina Ortiz and Guilhoto, Joaquim José Martins (2001): The Brazilian agribusiness, defining and measuring: 1994 to 2000.

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Through the use of input-output analysis tools, like backward and forward linkages (Hirschman-Rasmussen and Pure), it was possible to delineate which are the sectors that belong to the Brazilian Agribusiness. From the definition of the sectors and using the Brazilian input-output tables it was possible to measure the GDP of Brazilian Agribusiness which were estimated to be around 27% of the Brazilian GDP in 2000. The GDP of the Agribusiness was also estimated for two major complexes: a) Vegetal Products and b) Animal Products. Each of the Agribusiness complexes was divided into four components: a) inputs to agriculture; b) agriculture; c) agriculture based industry; and d) final distribution.

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