President of Fiergs, Heitor Muller takes stock of the year at a press conference

FIERGS president Heitor Mullher said yesterday at the Federation of State Industries (Fiergs) press conference that Rio Grande do Sul would have more economic gains retreating a decade or more than advancing to 2017. For the next year, at best Of the hypotheses, Rio Grande do Sul can expand its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 1.5%.
In a more realistic scenario, it would advance 0.4% and, in adverse conditions again, would fall 1.8% more than the forecast of 3.2% in 2016. With this result, he lamented the president of the entity, Heitor Müller, the state accumulates more Of 15 years of stagnation in the quantity of products, taking into account the volume produced in Rio Grande do Sul.
Only between 2012 and 2016, the cumulative fall of the industry’s GDP reaches 9%. In this context, an analogy made by the president of Fiergs compares the productive sector to a patient who will need to remain connected to the devices in order to breathe. Reasons for asphyxiation are not lacking, and prospects for improvement are not abundant, especially with what Müller defines as recent deindustrialization of the state.
“Between 2014 and 2015, nearly 2,000 industries were closed in Rio Grande do Sul. Even Paraguay is climbing the Rio Grande do Sul to offer incentives so that companies from here settle there, where they will pay only 10% of tax if they sell to the market Internal and nothing is exported, “said Müller, recalling that there was also a recent migration of companies from Rio Grande do Sul to other states, absences that increased local losses. Despite defending some of the reforms currently proposed by the Piratini Palace to contain expenses, with the extinction of some foundations, for example, Müller is critical of the high tax burden and public expenditures in Rio Grande do Sul. With taxes above the average of other states, Rio Grande do Sul, according to the executive, has “exported” companies in these over RGS. Photo:Marcelo Ribeiro JC/UOL

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