Paraná in figures


Paraná is one of 26 Brazilian states and is located in the country's southern region. It has borders with the states of São Paulo, Santa Catarina, and Mato Grosso do Sul; with Argentina and Paraguay; and the Atlantic Ocean. It occupies an area of  199,880 km2

Its capital city is Curitiba, and other important cities are Londrina, Maringá, Foz do Iguaçu, Ponta Grossa, Cascavel, Guarapuava, and Paranaguá. In the Curitiba Metropolitan Area, owing to their economic importance, the two major municipalities are São José dos Pinhais and Araucária. 

The state's climate varies according to the region – humid tropical to the north and humid temperate in the south. 

The population is comprised of various ethnic groups: Polish, Italian, German, Ukrainian, Dutch, Spanish, Japanese, and Portuguese, and by migrants coming mostly from the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, São Paulo, and Minas Gerais. 


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1. GENERAL DATA


Capital City

Curitiba

Area (km2) 199,880
Population Density (2013) (Inh./km2) 55.02
Number of Municipalities 399
Paraná’s Population (2010) 10,444,526
Brazil’s Population (2010) 190,755,799
Share within Brazilian Population (%) 5.5
Urban Population (2010) (%) 85.3
HDI (2010) 0.749
SOURCES: IPARDES, IBGE, UNDP

 

 

MOST POPULATED CITIES - 2010
MUNICIPALITY POPULATION
Curitiba 1,751,907
Londrina 506,701
Maringá 357,077
Ponta Grossa 311,611
Cascavel 286.205
São José dos Pinhais 264.210
Foz do Iguaçu 256.088
Colombo 212,967
Guarapuava 167,328
Paranaguá 140,469
Apucarana 120,919
Toledo 119.313
Araucária 119.123
Pinhais 117,008
Campo Largo 112,377
SOURCE: IBGE - Census 2010



2. GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP)

Paraná's economy is the fifth largest in the country. Nowadays the state is responsible for  5.98% of the national GDP. In 2011, the registered per capita income was 22,7 thousand reais, above the brazilian national ratio (21,5 thousand reais). 

GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT - 2002-2013
 
YEAR PARANÁ BRAZIL SHARE
  Current Prices
(million R$)
Current Prices
(million R$)
PARANÁ/BRAZIL
(%)
2002 88,407 1,477,822 5.98
2003 109,459 1,699,948 6.44
2004 122,434 1,941,498 6.31
2005 126,677 2,147,239 5.90
2006 136,615 2,369,484 5.77
2007  161,582 2,661,345 6.07
2008  179,263 3,032,203 5.91
2009 189,992 3,239,404 5.87
2010 217,290 3,770,085 5.76
2011 239,366 4,143,013 5.78
2012 (1)255,767 (2)4,392,094 5.82
2013 (1)287,966 (2)4,837,950 5.84
SOURCES: IBGE, IPARDES
(1) Preliminary estimation from Ipardes.
(2) Calculated by IBGE through quarterly national accounts.

 

Gross Value Added Composition



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Larger Municipal Economies

The municipalities comprising the Curitiba Metropolitan Area (CMA) rank high among the state's strongest economies. Due to their dynamic industries and services, Curitiba, São José dos Pinhais and Araucária are the municipalities with the highest GDP in Paraná. Outside the CMA, Londrina and Maringá stand out for their striking activity in the agribusiness and services, while Foz do Iguaçu is a reference in tourism and electric power production activities. On the coast, Paranaguá stands out for activities linked to the port.

BIGGEST ECONOMIES - PARANÁ - 2011
MUNICIPALITY GDP
(R$ thousand)
SHARE
(%)
Curitiba 58,082,416 24.27
São José dos Pinhais 14,726,558 6.15
Araucária 13,209,780 5.52
Londrina 10,773,163 4.50
Maringá 9,714,143 4.06
Paranaguá 8,952,781 3.74
Foz do Iguaçu 7,633,467 3.19
Ponta Grossa 6,409,652 2.68
Cascavel 6,080,636 2.54
Pinhais 3,083,159 1.29
Other municipalities 100,700,252 42.07
PARANÁ 239,366,007 100,00
SOURCES: IBGE, IPARDES

 

 

3. ECONOMIC SECTORS


Farming

Paraná is the largest national producer of grains, with a diversified agricultural agenda. The use of advanced agricultural techniques enhances the state's productivity. Soybean, corn, wheat, and sugar-cane stand out in the productive structure, with strong improvement in other activities, such as fruit production. 

Poultry meat production is the major activity in the livestock industry, accounting for 27% of the country's total output. In the beef and pigmeat segments, the state's market share reaches 4.1% and 19.7%, respectively . 

MAIN FARMING PRODUCTS - PARANÁ - 2012

PRODUCT

QUANTITY
(t)

SHARE
PARANÁ/BRAZIL (%)

Sugar cane

47,940,989

6.65

Corn

16,555,330

 23.29

Soybean

10,937,896 16,61
Cassava 3,869,080
16.79
Wheat 2,138,610  48,40

Potato

743,954

19.94

SOURCE: IBGE


 

MEAT PRODUCTION - PARANÁ - 2013

ANIMAL

TOTAL CARCASS
WEIGHT (t)

SHARE
PARANÁ/BRAZIL (%)

Poultry

3,338,411

27.04

Pigmeat 613,43 19.66

Beef

333,180

4.08

SOURCE: IBGE



Industry

Industrial transformation in Paraná grossed R$ 67,4 billion in 2011. The state's industrial sector is particularly strong in the segments of automotive vehicles, food and oil processing. These sectors account for approximately 58% of the state's total industrial value added output.


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Services

Paraná's gross-value added in the services sector was estimated at R$ 130,833,000,00 in 2011, with a strong participation of commercial, public administration, and real estate activities.

 


4. FOREIGN TRADE

In 2013, Paraná accounted for 7.5% of the US$ 242 billion in Brazilian exports and ranked 5th among the brazilian exporting states. As for imports, China, Argentina, United States and Germany were the major foreign suppliers, responsible for US$ 8,2 billion in products and services sold to Paraná state.

 

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