Welcome to the “Number of the Week,” where we choose a single figure that helps understand what is going on in Brazil. This week, we show that the coronavirus pandemic fueled the gig economy in Brazil’s transport sector.
- 1.4 million
- app couriers and drivers in Brazil
The Covid-19 pandemic prompted many to replace restaurant dinners with food delivery via apps, while e-commerce became a common alternative to shopping in malls. It is not surprising, then, that transport and delivery apps have come to be such an important feature on Brazilian cell phones.
This pandemic-driven explosion of...