What is the relationship between cattle herd and GDP per capita?

See how the evolution of cattle herd over the years is associated with the evolution of GDP per capita for each municipality in the Legal Amazon.

In the graph below, we can see the relationship between the quantity of cattle and economic development measured by the value of GDP per capita for each municipality in the Legal Amazon in 2021 constant prices. Each municipality represents a ball, where the size represents the population of the municipality and the color represents the state. By pressing play on our dynamic graph, it is possible to observe that most municipalities move in horizontal and vertical directions over time. An example of this is Manaus, which increased its GDP per capita over the years, while Porto Velho’s cattle herd increased. Thus, it can be concluded that there seems to be no relationship between GDP per capita and cattle breeding over time.

The displayed data have been compiled from various sources through the datazoom.amazonia package in R.

Do you want to explore more of the microdata from the Legal Amazon? See how by visiting our GitHub page here