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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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