Economic Indicators Ceará
Area: 148,825.602 Km2
GDP: U.S. $ 46,310 billion
Coastline: 573 km
Potential activities: Beekeeping, Fruits, Aquaculture, Metal-mechanics, Handicraft, Sheep and Goat Farming, Civil Construction, Textiles and Clothing, Leather, Footwear and Tourism.
According to 2007 data from the Institute for Research and Economic Strategy of Ceará (IPEC), the value added at basic prices, the economy focused its activities in services (70.9%), a trend observed in almost all the States. Agriculture continued with small share (6.0%) and Industry participated with 23.1%. One of the probable causes of the growing share of services in the economy lies in the fact that companies adapt to a new reality. That is, services that were performed in the establishment began to outsourcers, making the activity services. Moreover, the services, there is still a strong participation of Public Administration (APU) and Trade, with 20.3% and 14.2%, respectively.
Pole of Integrated Development – Baixo Jaguaribe
The Pole Baixo Jaguaribe is inserted into the semi-arid region of Ceará State, covering the municipalities of Aracati Icapuí, Itaiçaba, Jaguaruana, Limoeiro North, Morada Nova, Palhano, Quixeré, Russas, São João do Jaguaribe and Tabuleiro do Norte with area total of 9989.6 kilometers and 345,669 inhabitants.
In these counties predominate especially fruit crops of papaya, banana, melon, coconut, mango, cherry, grape, soursop, guava, sugar apple and lemon. There are also areas of cultivation of grains, horticulture and cattle-raising.In terms of production, the Polo has been noted for its major public irrigation projects, among them the Morada Nova Project with 3,600 hectares, the project Jaguaribe / Apodi with 5,000 ha and the Russas Project with 10,600 ha. In addition, other large private irrigation projects were installed at the Pole.
The Pole has telecommunications services to expand, with much of the area already by mobile phone operators. There is ready availability of electricity and has an airport with a structure to operate large aircraft. There are hospitals, schools of primary and secondary schools and a technology center that trains technicians to meet the demand of the Pole.
The Cariri Polo occupies an area of 6,342.3 km ² corresponding to the municipalities of Abaiara, Fortaleza, Brejo Santo, Crato, Jardim, Juazeiro do Norte, Mauriti, Milagres, Missão Velha, and Santana Porteiras Cariri.
The Cariri holds considerable potential for natural resources, minerals, climate and soil that benefits both diversified agriculture as well as implementation of agro-industries. In this context, the region's agro-products of cane sugar and brandy, sugar and brown sugar, agro-industries cotton and leather products.
The Polo has irrigation areas with production of fruit (banana, papaya, mango, grape, pine, cherry, soursop, coconut and others), vegetables and grains. There are also activities of metallurgy, jewelry, organic farming, poultry and goat raising.
On the Polo there is a regional airport with daily flights, as well as infrastructure and transportation of cargo by connecting all cities with paved roads, good range of banks, the telephone network under development, radio and television network hospitals.
The Tourism Polo - Paulo Costa do Sol
The Pole Paulo Costa do Sol, which stretches for about 191 km of coastline west of Fortaleza, encompasses 15 municipalities, benefiting 2.8 million people.
The municipalities that make up the pole have in common the beauty of its beaches, dunes and palm trees, and the wealth of local crafts, the work of maze-lace, embroidery, leather, straw, ceramics, wood, hammocks, baskets and twisted.
The use of the tourist potential of meso-region can be expressed by investments in resorts, hotels, accommodations, amusement parks, concert halls, and sports equipment and sports activities related to the production of handicrafts and local folklore manifestations.
The transport system of Ceará is formed by a network of highways, railways, ports and airports, linking the state to the interior and the rest of the country
The State Government, in partnership with the Federal Government is working to bring to Ceará a multimodal system integrated with organized warehouses equipped with logistics and with the intensive use of information technology to achieve standards of excellence consistent with the requirements market. In the metropolitan area of Fortaleza, its consolidation as main equipment includes: ports Pecém and Fortaleza (Mucuripe), the Pinto Martins International Airport, access road and rail infrastructure and intermodal freight in Pecém in Fortaleza, and in Maracanaú and the Pinto Martins Airport.
Source: Regional Accounts of Brazil - IBGE 2006 / Bank of Northeast Brazil / Setur-EC
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