BRAZIL

Overview

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.

President: Jair Bolsonaro
Area: 8,515,767 km2
Capital: Brasília
Continent: South America
Population: 211,049,527 (December 2019)
Government Type: Presidential system, Constitutional republic, Federal republic
Official Language: Portuguese
Currency: Brazilian Real
The top exports of Brazil are Soybeans ($25.9B), Iron Ore ($20.1B), Crude Petroleum ($17.4B), Raw Sugar ($11.4B) and Cars ($6.78B), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Refined Petroleum ($11.4B), Vehicle Parts ($5.1B), Packages Medicaments ($3.1B), Integrated Circuits ($3.03B) and Cars ($3B).
In 2017 Brazil imported $140B, making it the 31st largest importer in the world. During the last five years the imports of Brazil have decreased at an annualized rate of -8.9%, from $223B in 2012 to $140B in 2017. The most recent imports are led by Refined Petroleum which represent 8.1% of the total imports of Brazil, followed by Vehicle Parts, which account for 3.62%.

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