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Source: Republic of Brazil 2

RESUMENumber increased 19.3% between July and August and has already accumulated growth of 63.4%

By Victor Maciel

The food sector was one of the fastest growing in the month of August. Credit: Flavio Andre / MTurFor the fourth consecutive month, the Tourism sector has been registering high economic activity. According to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), the tourist activity index grew 19.3% in August, compared to the previous month (July). The highlights are accommodation and food services, which increased by 37.9% and air transport, with growth of 14.6% in the period. Between May and August, the sector has already accumulated a gain of 63.4%. For the Minister of Tourism, Marcelo Álvaro Antônio, the figures indicate that the actions taken by the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Tourism, helped to reduce the impact the Covid-19 pandemic in the sector. “We work for the maintenance of jobs, access to credit, improvement of the relationship between the consumer and the tourist companies and, in this moment of resumption, for the guarantee of health security for tourists. These actions were essential to ensure the responsible return of the sector. We are going to put tourism back on track together ”, he highlighted. Among the states evaluated, Ceará (85.4%), Bahia (48.4%) and Goiás (47.1%) were the ones that presented the highest growth rates for the period. Conducted by IBGE, the Monthly Service Survey produces indicators that allow monitoring the conjunctural behavior of the service sector in the country. The survey shows the gross revenue from services in formally constituted companies, with 20 or more employed persons, who perform as their main activity a non-financial service, excluding the areas of health and education. tourist activities. The number increased by 25.9% between July and August, the highest percentage in the last three months. The highlight was the states of Bahia (52.1%), Ceará (50.1%) and Paraná (49.9%). Edition: Amanda Costa

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