Brazil: pharmaceutical retail workforce 2013-2017

In 2017, there were approximately 806 thousand employees in the pharmaceutical and medical retail sector in Brazil. This represents an increase of 5.1 percent in comparison to the previous year, when the country's workforce in this sector amounted to 767.28 thousand employees.

Number of employees in the cosmetics, pharmaceutical and medical retail sector in Brazil from 2013 to 2017

Number of employees in thousands
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Release date

June 2019



Survey time period

As of December 31, 2013 to 2017

Special properties

The sector includes pharmaceutical, cosmetic, medical, optical and ortopedic products; only including retail in specialized stores

Supplementary notes

Figures have been rounded.

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