Includes Brazil real Gross Domestic Product growth rate, with latest forecasts and historical data, GDP per capita, GDP composition and breakdown by sector.
Economic indicators and data sets offering a full view of Brazil’s economic outlook, international trade performance and finance sector. With links to rankings of the country’s best and safest banks. Updated October 2023
Brazil GDP Shows Its Economic Strength
A powerhouse in Latin America, Brazil is also one of the top 10 economies in the world by gross domestic product. Its strength is largely based on the export of raw commodities such as soybeans, sugarcane, coffee, iron and crude petroleum. Along with finance, real estate and services, other key industries include automobile manufacturing, renewable energy and construction.
Foreign investors enjoy equal legal rights as domestic investors across most economic sectors. As a result, in recent years, the country has received over half of Latin America’s total FDI inflows. Weaknesses include the state’s involvement in many areas of the economy, a high level of public debt, and cumbersome bureaucracy.
Brazil GDP & Economic Overview
|Total Land Area||8.5 million sq km|
|Type of Government||Federal Presidential Republic|
|Total Population||215 million|
|Total GDP||USD 2 trillion|
|Adult Per Capita Income (PPP)||USD 22,567|
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Brazil: Banking, Finance, Trade & Investment
|Central Bank||Banco Central do Brasil|
|Currency||Brazilian real (BRL)|
|International Reserves||USD 340 billion|
|Total Exports||USD 269 billion|
|Major Trade Partners – Export||China, United States, Argentina, Netherlands, Chile|
|Total Imports||USD 376 billion|
|Major Trade Partners – Import||China, United States, Argentina, Germany, India|
Central Bank Leadership
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|Metals & Mining||Vale S.A.|
|Food & Beverage||
Investment in sustainability proceeds rapidly, as Brazil and its neighbors seek to mitigate the harms of climate change and protect its significant agricultural sector.
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IMF World Economic Outlook
UN World Population Prospects
World Inequality Report
S&P Global Ratings
IMF Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS)
UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
CIA The World Factbook
World Bank’s World Integrated Trade Solution
Forbes Global 2000