The most important economic activities are cattle raising and agriculture. The GDP in 2005 was R$14,352,000.00. There were no banking agencies in the town in 2007, while there were 33 automobiles, one of the lowest ratios in the state. In the rural area there were 467 establishments on a total area of 211,000 hectares, of which 3,500 hectares were planted in crops. Around 1,500 people were working in agriculture. There were 44,000 head of cattle. The main crops were rice, beans, and corn. 
State ranking: 802 out of 853 municipalities as of 2000
National ranking: 4,273 out of 5,138 municipalities as of 2000
The highest ranking municipality in Minas Gerais in 2000 was Poços de Caldas with 0.841, while the lowest was Setubinha with 0.568. Nationally the highest was São Caetano do Sul in São Paulo with 0.919, while the lowest was Setubinha.
In the health sector there were two health clinics and one hospital with 3 beds.