A very important area of the Brazilian and highly sensible economy to the variations of the economic activities is the sector of the civil construction. Beyond being absorvedor of hand of less qualified workmanship also it absorbs hand of workmanship of highly qualified people as the responsible engineers, architects and other professionals for the elaboration and execution of gigantic workmanships spread by all the country. Around of this area a responsible industry for the manufacture of the most diverse types of products exists all that are basic for the conclusion of construction projects, since the construction of a simple house until a great highway or railroad, the construction materials. In a recent publication, the IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) presented excellent and sufficiently enlightening information regarding this branch of our economy. In its three areas, construction properly said, incorporation and services, the branch of civil construction invoiced in 2009 the value of 199,5 billion Reals.
Of this value, 44.1% are referring the public works, corresponding the 85,5 billion Reals. The 63,74 a thousand existing companies in that year used 2,05 million people who had cost to the companies 48,3 billion Reals, corresponding 30.3% of the total costs of the companies of the branch. The value of the expenses with wages and other types of incomes of the employees had been 31,45 billion Reals. Valley to observe that in that year the average wage of the branch of the construction was of R$ 1,196, 00. This area beyond very being influenced by the investments of the government and the construction of public works of great magnitude also is very influenced by the credit system, notadamente the movable credit. For example, in 2009 the credit of the matching-fund saving account was responsible for R$ 34 billion for the civil construction and of the Siking fund For Time of Servio (FGTS) they had come more R$ 16 billion.