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Federative Republic of Brazil

Capital: Brasília

Head of State and Head of Government: President Dilma Rousseff

Surface area: 8,515 thousand sq km

Official language: Portuguese

Population: 202.8 million (Census 2014)

Currency: Brazilian Real (R$)


Brazil's GDP 2010-2015a

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015a
GDP (US$bn) (current prices) $2,209.3 $2,613.1 $2,412 $2,391 $2,353 $1,903.9
GDP PPP (US$bn) $2,803.9 $2,973.9 $3,080.6 $3,212.3 $3,263.8 $3,259.1
GDP per capita (US$) $11,301 $13,238 $12,106 $11,894 $11,604 $9,312
GDP per capita PPP (US$) $14,342 $15,065 $15,462 $15,979 $16,096 $15,941
Real GDP Growth (% change yoy) 7.6% 3.9% 1.8% 2.7% 0.1% -1.0%

Source: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Brazil Fact Sheet

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Latest News

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    18th July, 2017

    Grupo Carrefour Brasil SA's initial public offering could price at the bottom of a suggested price range later on Tuesday, reflecting concern over too stretched a valuation for Brazil's biggest supermarket chain, three people familiar with the matter said.

  • Soy bags line a field in Mato Grosso


    4th July, 2017

    Brazilian farmers are discovering a downside to becoming one of the world’s top producers of soybeans: they’re running out of room to store all the unsold supply.

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    Meatpacker JBS today unveiled a R$6 billion (US$1.8 billion) divestment plan, putting dairy, poultry and cattle feeding assets on the block to cut debt after a corruption scandal raised concerns about its financing costs.

  • Paulo Cesar Silva

    19th June, 2017


    Paulo Cesar Silva, chief executive officer at Embraer SA, discusses the impact of political turmoil in Brazil, progress made on the E195 Mark 2 aircraft, and the potential for aircraft deals with Iran. He speaks with Bloomberg's Guy Johnson from the Paris Air Show on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)


  • Daihatsu Sirion


    14th June, 2017

    Daihatsu Motors said today it plans to launch compact cars in Brazil, as parent company Toyota Motor Corp looks to its minicar subsidiary to help it expand in emerging markets and produce lower-cost, quality vehicles.

  • Bovespa


    17th April, 2017

    Economic activity in Brazil grew in February at the fastest pace since January 2010, a central bank indicator showed on Monday, in the strongest sign yet that Latin America's largest economy is emerging from a two-year recession.

  • Fortaleza Airport


    17th March, 2017

    The federal government raised R$3.72 billion (US$1.2 billion) with the concession of four Brazilian airports yesterday (Thursday 16th March). The result was better than initial estimates of R$3.014 billion (US$972 million), achieving a 23% premium for the actual results.

  • Salvador Airport


    10th March, 2017

    Brazil is confident of strong investor turnout at an auction next week for the rights to run four airports, two government sources said on Friday, with at least nine operators showing appetite for one of the first in a wave of privatizations.

  • Science lab


    8th February, 2017

    Institutes and researchers will be exempt from paying import duties when purchasing materials for research and technological development in 2017.