General profile: Brazil

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2017
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
209.288 Millions
3.191 BRL/US$
2 059 309 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(m) 8 358 140 km²
3.45 %
0.98 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+17.5 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2017
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchandise exports
118 529
201 915
191 134
217 756
Merchandise imports
77 628
191 537
178 832
157 502
Merchandise trade balance
40 901
10 378
12 302
60 254
Export structure by product group in 2017
(as % of total exports)
1 %1 %36 %36 %9 %9 %13 %13 %5 %5 %36 %36 %
Top 5 partners in 2017
(exports, millions of US$)
47 48827 14817 6199 2525 26347 48827 14817 6199 2525 263
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Services exports
(e) 15 442
30 800
33 778
34 478
Services imports
23 471
60 828
70 723
68 329
Services trade balance
(e) -8 029
-30 027
-36 946
-33 851
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Transport
20.4
16.0
14.7
16.8
Travel
25.0
17.1
17.3
16.8
Other services
54.6
66.8
66.7
65.0
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+1.0 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2017
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
GDP, current
891 634
2 208 838
1 803 650
2 059 309
GDP per capita, current US$
4 770
11 224
8 757
9 840
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
3.20
7.53
-3.77
0.98
Current account balance, % of GDP
1.57
-3.43
-3.30
-0.47
Exchange rate (/US$)
2.434
1.759
3.327
3.191
GDP by expenditure in 2016
(as % of total GDP)
64.020.215.412.512.164.020.215.412.512.1
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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-0.1 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2017
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
FDI inflows
15 066.29
83 748.99
64 291.36
62 712.61
FDI outflows
2 516.70
22 059.93
3 091.67
-1 351.29
Personal remittances, % of GDP
0.31
0.14
0.16
0.13
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
2 698.82 698.82 739.82 739.82 896.92 896.92 647.92 647.92 717.72 717.72 784.12 784.13 214.63 214.63 082.83 082.82 889.22 889.23 642.63 642.63 305.73 305.73 287.23 287.22 805.42 805.42 812.52 812.52 286.72 286.72 003.82 003.81 448.91 448.91 349.61 349.662 71362 71357 99957 99964 29164 29173 37073 37053 56453 56476 09876 09896 15296 15283 74983 74925 94925 94945 05845 05834 58534 58518 82218 82215 06615 06618 14618 14610 14410 14416 59016 59022 45722 45732 77932 7792 698.82 739.82 896.92 647.92 717.72 784.13 214.63 082.82 889.23 642.63 305.73 287.22 805.42 812.52 286.72 003.81 448.91 349.662 71357 99964 29173 37053 56476 09896 15283 74925 94945 05834 58518 82215 06618 14610 14416 59022 45732 779FDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receipts
TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
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Trade balance indicators ²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Balance, % of GDP
(e) 3.97
-0.52
-1.07
1.47
Balance, % of imports
(e) 36.01
-4.73
-7.93
13.62
Normalized balance
(e) 0.153
-0.024
-0.041
0.064
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
23232624242423222127252526
LABOUR FORCE
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Labour force by gender in 2017
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
55%Male 55%Female
45%Female 45%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.245 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2017
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
4 021
3 407
3 952
4 559
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
31.49
31.65
41.02
37.11
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
7 464 882
10 300 068
10 049 282
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
3.12
1.01
0.45
..
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
12.10
9.41
8.41
..
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
..
..
..
..
Source: UNCTADstat (http://unctadstat.unctad.org)
Notes:
1
Land area refers to the total area of a country excluding area under inland water bodies. It differs from the country area, that includes area under inland water bodies, but excludes offshore territorial waters.
2
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6, 2009).
e
Estimated.
m
Estimated. Data refers to 2013.
Symbols for missing values:
0
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
..
Not available or not separately reported
_
Not applicable
...
Not available, including no quotation
#
Non-relevant calculation
-
Not publishable
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Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
DWT:
Dead weight tons
FDI:
Foreign direct investment
GDP:
Gross domestic product
ICT:
Information and communication technology
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
US$:
United States dollar
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Generation date: 19 November 2018