In the Santa Catarina ranking, 57% belong to industry, the highest percentage in the region.
Santa Catarina has 141 companies among the 500 largest in the South region, according to a survey by Grupo Ajante. Analysis by the FIESC Observatory shows that these Santa Catarina companies represented R$354.6 billion in net revenue (in 2022). Among the 10 largest in the region, three are from Santa Catarina.
Bunge Alimentos maintained its leadership in 2021, followed by BRF, which occupied third place, both in the food sector; and WEG, in fourth place, in the machinery and equipment sector. Among the companies in the study, Santa Catarina has a 37.9% share in net revenue, in relation to industrial companies in the state, ahead of Paraná, which has 36%, and Rio Grande do Sul, with 26.2%.
“Santa Catarina’s industry plays a fundamental role in the economy, being an essential engine for the growth and development of the South region. The highlight in the ranking of the 500 largest in the South demonstrates the importance of the state as a national reference and responsible for generating jobs, boosting technological innovation, contributing to the economic diversification of the country”, highlights the president of FIESC, Mario Cezar de Aguiar.
Among the industries in Santa Catarina that participated in the study, 62% improved their ranking compared to 2021, followed by Rio Grande do Sul, with 55%, and Paraná, with 46%. Of the Santa Catarina companies, Firbal, Ceran and Ventisol rose 91, 83 and 69 positions, respectively.
In addition, 14 industries in the state joined the ranking, belonging to the construction and real estate sectors (4), textile and clothing (2), paper and cellulose (2), plastic and rubber (2), information technology and automation (2 ), automotive and steel (2). In Paraná, 14 companies also entered and in Rio Grande do Sul eight.
The state leads in the number of companies in the most varied activities, which represents the strength of its strategic competitiveness. “Santa Catarina’s energy sectors; textile and clothing; construction and real estate are those with the largest number of establishments in the South Region ranking, with nine each. In addition to these, six companies are from the machinery and equipment and IT and automation sectors, and four from the paper and cellulose and plastic and rubber industries”, highlighted Mariana Guedes, economist at the FIESC Observatory.
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