It is a sector with big opportunities for investments in Santa Catarina. Accounts for the biggest volume of imports in the state, signaling the need to implant manufacturing units directed at the sector.
In Santa Catarina’s production chain, the chemical products and plastics area has a big field for expansion, with growing demand, for example, in the food sector, which needs solutions in the chemical area, such as fertilizers, agro-chemicals, vaccines and food complements, as well as food quality analyses.
The sector accounts for around 8% of the Tax Added Value (2012) and employs more than 54,300 workers in around 1600 establishments (2014).
MAIN SANTA CATARINA EXPORTS IN THE SECTOR
Potassium iodate and calcium halide: around 2% of domestic exports
MAIN SANTA CATARINA IMPORTS IN THE SECTOR
Polyethylene and polypropylene without charge: around 10% of domestic imports (US$ 4 billion / 2014)