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 (2019): China, United States, and Argentina
Top 3 Exported Goods (2019): Oil & Mineral Fuels, Oil Seeds, and Ores

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Textiles; Shoes; Chemicals; Cement

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $3,152,232,742,597 (2020)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) -4.059% (2020)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $14,830 (2020)
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GDP Country Rank 8/197 (2020)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 3.212% (2020)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $549,234,311,520 (2020)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 65.1% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 23.125% (2020)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 9.77% (2020)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($25,923,459,555) (2020)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 99,843,130 (2020)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 9.12% (2020)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 19.591% (2020)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 71.289% (2020)
Unemployment Rate 13.67% (2020)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $223,694,422,354 (2020)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $243,738,850,929 (2020)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 26.036% (2020)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $69,174,411,753 (2019)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $27,964,255,340 (2020)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

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


  1. The World Bank