versão ISSN 0718-3429
VALDERAS, Ramón; MEYER, Mauricio e GONZALEZ, Rodrigo. The regional and national economic growth in the Chilean agriculture - forestry sector, 1996 - 2008. Idesia [online]. 2011, vol.29, n.2, pp. 119-129. ISSN 0718-3429. doi: 10.4067/S0718-34292011000200016.
ABSTRACT The agricultural-forestry sector has shown a positive momentum in recent decades, both in volume production and in export diversification and gross internal product (GIP). In spite of the overall results, there are those who suggest that it is necessary to disaggregate the national economic agricultural - forestry sector into regional and sub-sector scales in terms of primary production. This includes the claim that in some regions crop agriculture is decreasing and the growth of the sector is concentrated in few regions of central Chile. The study concludes that currently the agricultural subsector (crops), forestry, livestock and fruit growing account for 15.9 %, 18.5%, 24.8% and 40.7%, respectively, of the gross internal product (GIP) of the sector. This reveals a declining share of the agriculture subsector on the basis of the GIP parameter. The Regions with faster increase in their GIP participation include the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Metropolitan Region. First, Second, Eleventh and Twelfth Regions remain without improvement.
Palavras-chave : Region; Agriculture; forestry; livestock; fruit growing..