The situation is having an impact on the state's economy. Companies are not receiving inputs and are unable to sell their products due to the low level of the rivers. Ships carrying hundreds of tonnes of containers are unable to reach the state. In normal times, one of the main harbours in the capital of Amazonas can receive around 5,000 containers a month. It is now operating at less than 5 per cent capacity due to the drought. No ships have stopped in the harbour for almost thirty days. According to the company that operates there, 80% of the company's industrial complex has been paralysed due to a lack of supplies.
Source: Amazon Agency