African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6848

Full Length Research Paper

Agribusiness gross domestic product (GDP) in the Brazilian region of paraná and, the economic development of its agricultural cooperatives

Ricardo Kureski
  • Ricardo Kureski
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná – PUCPR, RuaImaculada Conceição, 1155
Bloco Acadêmico - Sala 103B -
Prado Velho Zip Code: 80215-901, Curitiba / PR, Brazil.
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Vilmar Rodrigues Moreira
  • Vilmar Rodrigues Moreira
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná – PUCPR, RuaImaculada Conceição, 1155
Bloco Acadêmico - Sala 103B -
Prado Velho Zip Code: 80215-901, Curitiba / PR, Brazil.
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Claudimar Pereira da Veiga
  • Claudimar Pereira da Veiga
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná – PUCPR, RuaImaculada Conceição, 1155
Bloco Acadêmico - Sala 103B -
Prado Velho Zip Code: 80215-901, Curitiba / PR, Brazil.
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Jessé Aquino Rodrigues
  • Jessé Aquino Rodrigues
  • National Service of Cooperativism Learning – SESCOOP/PR, Av. Cândido de Abreu, 501 - Centro Cívico - Zip Code: 80.530-000, Curitiba / PR, Brazil.
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  •  Received: 24 July 2015
  •  Accepted: 15 October 2015
  •  Published: 26 November 2015

Abstract

This paper presents the estimation and analysis of the agribusiness GDP in the Brazilian state of Paraná between 2006 and 2011, and its comparison with the economic development of the state’s agricultural cooperatives in the same period. The GDP aggregates were detailed in the analysis that allowed assessment of the distribution of the respective inputs from agriculture, industry, and the distribution and services sectors. The results indicated the importance of each sector in the growth of Paraná’s agribusiness and its share in the state’s GDP. The impressive performance of Paraná’s agriculture is evident as it grew 13.1% in 2007 and 32.4% in 2010. Historically, the distribution and services sector is the largest contributor to the agribusiness GDP, with about 13% representation. The industry sector was more sensitive to the events that followed the global economic crisis of 2008. Its share in the agribusiness GDP ranged from 10.3% in 2006 to 8.6% in 2011. In parallel, the revenue performance of cooperatives and the importance of the economic activity of the state through the use of financial resources and investments in industrialization are highlighted.

Key words: Agribusiness economics, Brazilian agribusiness, gross domestic product, Cooperatives of Brazilian State of Paraná.