Business Sectors

Tourism: Tourism is a key sector in the economy of Rio de Janeiro, as the city is worldwide known for its beaches, tourist attractions, Carnival and nightlife.

Oil and gas: The oil and gas sector is extremely important for the economy of Rio de Janeiro. The city is the main center of the oil and gas industry in Brazil and headquarters important companies in the sector, such as Petrobras, Shell, Chevron and Total.

According to data from the National Agency of Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP), in 2020, the State of Rio de Janeiro produced about 71% of the oil and 45% of the natural gas in the country. Such production generated a revenue of approximately BRL 43 billion for the State in the same year.

The oil and gas sector is also a major employer in the region, with many companies directly or indirectly employing a large numbers of workers. In addition, the sector attracts investments in infrastructure and technology, which has a positive impact on the local economy.

Technology: The city has a growing technology sector, with several emerging startups and well-established tech companies.

Shipbuilding industry: The city has a booming shipbuilding industry, with several companies building and repairing ships as well as offshore platforms.

Fashion: the fashion sector in the city of Rio de Janeiro is one of the most relevant in Brazil. The city is known for its influence on Brazilian fashion and for hosting important events and fashion fairs, not to mention it employs thousands of people in design, production, sales and marketing activities.

The fashion industry in Rio de Janeiro is also a major exporter, as Brazilian brands sell their products all over the world. Some of Brazil's most famous fashion brands are headquartered in the city of Rio de Janeiro, including Osklen, Farm and Havaianas.

Film industry: Rio de Janeiro is the center of the Brazilian film industry, as many movies and television shows are recorded in the city.