Welcome to Brazil
Brazil has an open and diversified economy and a wide array of opportunities across multiple productive sectors. Although Brazil is home to a competitive industrial sector, leading a number of industries in Latin America, there are still numerous opportunities for business development in areas such as energy, oil and gas, health care, agribusiness, infrastructure and innovation, among many others.
Brazil is one of the largest FDI recipients and preferred investment destinations in Latin America. One of the main reasons Brazil continuously receives foreign direct investment and attracts leading and innovative international businesses is the country’s robust investment protection legislation, enforced by an independent judiciary and a stable regulatory environment, which provides security for investors.
For many investors, these things make growing a business in a market as vast and dynamic as Brazil an exciting prospect.
Brazilian Data Map
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Leading Regional Economy
Brazil ranks among the top 10 economies in the world and it’s the largest one in Latin America, with a GDP of USD 1.8 trillion in 2019
Global Destination for Investment
6th global recipient of FDI inflows in 2019. Inward FDI flows totalled over USD 1 trillion from 2010 to 2019.
Resilient Domestic Market
A population of over 210 million and a strong and steady domestic demand for services, goods and agricultural products (Household consumption of 64% of GDP - 2018).
Per capita GDP of USD 8,959.02 in 2018, above major emerging players.
Diversified Economy: We Have It All
Brazil's economy relies on a wide range of economic sectors – that includes Latin America’s largest aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, mining, capital goods, medical equipment, chemical and technology industries.
9th largest oil producer in the world and the largest in Latin America.
One of the top producers and exporters of ethanol biofuel in the world.
Renewable sources are responsible for over 80% of the Brazil's electricity generation.
Extensive Raw Materials
Brazil’s is one of the biggest producers and exporters of agricultural and mining products (especially iron ore) in the world. The country is also estimated to hold the world's largest freshwater reserves.
Capacity to Endure
In 2010, Brazil became a net external creditor, paying off its debt to the International Monetary Fund. International reserves totaling USD 374.7 billion by the end of 2018.
Gateway to Latin America
Brazil has free trade agreements with the largest markets in Latin America and signed Investment Facilitation Agreements with several other countries. Brazil is a founding member of the Southern Common Market (Mercosur), which has recently signed a big FTA agreement with the European Union.
Large Pool of Workers
With an active working age population (15- 64 years old) of around 69% in 2018, above world average, Brazil’s domestic market offers good opportunities for companies seeking to hire locally.
Brazil has been an active and engaged global player, coordinating trade, policies and human rights advocacy, earning the respect of its peers in the process. With a large economy, sound political and judicial systems and active engagement in foreign affairs, Brazil plays an important role in the international community.