Investors and consumers throughout the world are getting to know Brazil. This vast country also offers various opportunities for business. Recent structural, economic and political reforms have cast Brazil in a new role on the international stage.

As it travels down the path of growth and sustainability, Brazil has gained the credibility that makes it an obligatory component in the portfolio of major investors. Today, anyone considering great business opportunities will include Brazil. The dynamics of the Brazilian economy are impressive to more demanding investors and consumers. Exports have doubled in the last four years, and imports have increased in a similar pace.

This demonstrates that there is a degree of balance in Brazil’s strategy. While aggressively approaching the international market, Brazil also exposes its own products to foreign competition on the internal market, without protectionist or bureaucratic impositions. This new perception of Brazil is attributable in part to the high quality of Brazilian products: creative, modern and functional, they stand out for the factors such as the materials used and the originality of the product design, as well as their quality and technological standards. Just to give some examples of that environment of free trade and competition it can be mentioned the extensive flow of imports and exports products in the same industrial sectors such as automobile, electronics and ITC.

Key Figures

  • GDP (ppp) – US$ 2,42 trillion (FMI, 2012);
  • Largest producer of iron ore;
  • Largest producer and exporter of coffee, sugar cane, fruit juices;
  • Largest exporter of soybean, meat, chicken and leather;
  • 4th destination for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) among emerging markets;
  • 4th largest manufacturer of commercial planes;
  • 8th market producer of steel and energy.