Industry, trade and services

In this segment, the BNDES’ operational focus was on support to expand supply and foster a diversified, sustainable and competitive production structure. It is worth noting the significant growth in support for innovation and the initiatives of a socio-environmental nature, whose disbursements in 2011 were, respectively, R$ 2,462 million (100% higher in comparison to 2010) and R$ 86 million (up 77% in comparison to 2010). Also in 2011, disbursements to the business and service segment reached R$ 15.1 billion, of which R$ 13.5 billion was in fixed-income and R$ 1.6 billion in variable-income.