Historical index

See the evolution of the Shadow Economy Index from 2003 to 2021


Informality brings direct damage to society, creates an environment of transgression, stimulates opportunistic economic behavior, with a drop in the quality of investment and a reduction in the growth potential of the Brazilian economy.

In 2021, the underground economy moved R$ 1,3 trillion, a value slightly higher than 2020. The drop is related to the recovery of the economy, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.