Brazil: Economy

Economic Trivia

Brazil has the largest economy in South America.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2015): China, United States, and Argentina
Top 3 Exported Goods (2015): Oil Seeds, Ores, and Oil & Mineral Fuels

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Textiles; Shoes; Chemicals; Cement

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international) $3,192,398,002,509 (2015)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) -3.847% (2015)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $15,359 (2015)
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GDP Country Rank 7/193 (2015)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 9.027% (2015)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $556,871,157,000 (2014)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 69.2% (2015)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 33.332% (2015)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 11.402% (2015)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($58,882,206,539) (2015)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 109,842,906 (2014)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 14.5% (2013)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 22.9% (2014)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 76.6% (2014)
Unemployment Rate 6.8% (2014)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $254,224,353,001 (2015)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $231,471,940,846 (2015)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 19.211% (2014)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $75,074,564,670 (2015)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $39,046,072,339 (2014)
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How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Brazil’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment

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