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Brazil

BRAZIL

One of the world’s most captivating places, Brazil is South America’s giant, a dazzling country of powdery white-sand beaches, pristine rain forests and wild, rhythm-filled metropolises. Brazil’s attractions extend from enchanting, frozen-in-time colonial towns to dramatic landscapes of red-rock canyons, thundering waterfalls and idyllic tropical islands. Add to that, Brazil’s biodiversity: legendary in scope, its diverse ecosystems boast the greatest collection of plant and animal species found anywhere on earth.

Country Details

President: Michel Temer

Area: 8,515,767 km2

Capital: Brasília

Continent: South America

Population: 209,567,920 (July 2016)

Government Type: Presidential system, Constitutional republic, Federal republic

Official Language: Portuguese Language

Currency: Brazilian Real

Seasons

  • Seasons in Brazil are the reverse of those in the U.S. and Europe:
  • Spring = September 22 to December 21
  • Summer = December 22 to March 21
  • Autumn = March 22 to June 21
  • Winter = June 22 to September 21

Trade

IMPORT

Imports in Brazil decreased to 14934 USD Million in February of 2015 from 16878 USD Million in January of 2015. Imports in Brazil averaged 3946.05 USD Million from 1959 until 2015, reaching an all-time high of 23050.46 USD Million in October of 2013 and a record low of 67 USD Million in March of 1965. Imports in Brazil is reported by the Ministério do Desenvolvimento, Indústria e Comércio Exterior.

Brazil main imports are: raw material and intermediate products (45 percent of the total imports), capital goods (22 percent), fuels and lubricants (16 percent), durable consumer goods (10 percent) and food products (3 percent). Main import partners are European Union (21 percent), China (15 percent), the United States (15 percent) and Argentina (7 percent).

EXPORT

Exports in Brazil decreased to 12092 USD Million in February of 2015 from 13704.04 USD Million in January of 2015. Exports in Brazil averaged 4215.77 USD Million from 1954 until 2015, reaching an all-time high of 26158.51 USD Million in August of 2011 and a record low of 75.06 USD Million in January of 1965. Exports in Brazil is reported by the Ministério do Desenvolvimento, Indústria e Comércio Exterior.

Brazil has an export-oriented economy, dependent on the shipments of raw material and intermediate products (62 percent of the total exports). Since 2011, Brazil has been increasing exports of soil beans, corn, beef, iron, copper, ore and cars and reducing oil, coffee and cotton shipments. The country also exports: food products (10 percent), fuels and lubricants (8.5 percent) and mobile equipment (5 percent). Main exports partners are: China (18 percent of total exports), the United States (11 percent) and Argentina (8 percent).

TRAVEL

Destinations

  • Statue of Christ the Redeemer
  • Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Iguazu Falls
  • Amazon river
  • Rio carnival
  • Salvador Beaches

Travel Guide

From the jungle calls of the Amazon to the thong-clad crowds of Copacabana beach, Brazil is an intoxicating mix of the big, the bold and the beautiful, perennially one of the world’s favourite destinations. It’s also one of the largest countries on the planet, with a magnificent array of treasures to match. Its vast coastline is fringed with soft sands and island getaways; the Amazon Basin teems with an unrivalled mass of flora and fauna; and the wetlands of the Pantanal, the largest on Earth, support a staggering diversity of wildlife. The Iguaçu Falls, an unforgettable natural spectacle, feature hundreds of waterfalls, which cascade from the tropical rainforest as blue morpho butterflies flit through the spray.