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Unpublished Paper
O açúcar do Nordeste brasileiro em crise, 1918-45
III Seminário de História do Açúcar, Produção, Trabalho e Estrutura Fundiária, USP, São Paulo (2010)
  • Heitor Moura, Filho
Abstract
The economic crises of 1929 represented another stage in the series of difficulties faced by sugar producers of Northeastern Brazil since the end of WWI. These regional producers suffered a long process of decline, throughout the decade from 1925 to 1935. Though the Northeastern States used an important political clout to defend their interests, the economic capacity of the State of São Paulo, as reflected in the capitals which chose to invest in sugar and in its local markets for both sugar and fuel ethanol, allowed new mills to be established and old ones to be expanded, during a period of financial difficulties for the industry in the rest of the country. This increase in production capacity leveraged São Paulo’s participation within the system of governmental controls, necessarily reducing a market until then supplied by producers from the North East.
Keywords
  • sugar,
  • Northeastern Brazil,
  • 1930s crisis,
  • fuel ethanol
Publication Date
April, 2010
Citation Information
Heitor Moura. "O açúcar do Nordeste brasileiro em crise, 1918-45" III Seminário de História do Açúcar, Produção, Trabalho e Estrutura Fundiária, USP, São Paulo (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/heitor_moura/1/