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7 Reasons for Investing in Brazil

1. Strategic Location and Market
  • The Brazilian total area is 8,514,876,599 km²
  • 190 million of inhabitants
  • The Brazilian GDP measured in PPP represents 35% of the whole Latin America GDP, reaching more than US$2 trillion PPP in 2007.
  • The consumption market covers more than 900 million of potential consumers, considering Brazil, Latin America and North America.
  • Brazil borders almost all the South America countries, except Chile and Ecuador. 
2. Sustainable Growth
  • Brazil is the world’s sixth biggest economy, together with the United Kingdom, France and Italy, ahead of Spain, Mexico and South Korea.
  • The Brazilian economy presents a sustainable and strong growth. The Brazilian GDP growth rate reached 5.3 per cent in 2007, with an inflation rate of 3.7 per cent.
  • More than 32% of the jobs created in Latin America in 2007 were in Brazil.
  • Since 2003, the Brazilian exports have shown a growth rate bigger than that of the world imports, resulting in a higher Brazilian participation on the world trade. 
3. Innovation and technology
  • Brazil has the biggest and most diversified science, technology and innovation system of Latin America.
  • It has a competitive differential within the sectors of aircraft building, oil exploration in depth water and software development.
  • Brazil has internationally consolidated its competence in producing ethanol and biodiesel fuel.
  • Excellency in the equipment production and medical hospital services supply.
  • In 2006, there were 9.396 new graduated students at the doctor’s level and 29.761 at the master’s in Brazil.
  • The growth rate in number of personal computers between 2002 and 2007 increased more than 120%, reaching more than 29 million. This number represents 40% of the whole Latin America personal computers during those years.
  • The Brazilian Internet users’ number increased more than 270% in the last five years, representing 53 million users. 
4. Infrastructure
  • 67 airports with annual flow of 110 million people.
  • 46 ports with capacity for over 600 million tons/year.
  • 29,596 km of railways – the eleventh world railway mesh.
  • 1.6 million km of roads – the third world road mesh.
  • 100% digital telephone lines in Brazil.
  • Brazil has one of the best communication structures with 125 million mobile lines, at about 42 million fixed lines and more than 1 million public telephones.
  • Brazil will, through the Growth Acceleration Program of the Brazilian Government, invest (considering public and private resources) US$16,5 billion in roads, US$ 3,9 billion in railways and US$ 1,3 billion in ports. 
5. Investment profitability
  • In the last years the Brazilian return on investment overcame the 26% annual mean.
  • The foreign companies settled down in Brazil are free to send their profits to their country of origin.
  • Brazil received, in 2007, 30% of the Foreign Direct Investment intended to the Latin America, resulting in a 99% growth rate. 
6. Work Force
  • Brazil’s economically active population represents 36% of Latin America total population, having reached 92 million people in 2007.
  • 16 million people with higher education level have technical-scientific activities.
  • 6 million was the total number of registered students in technical and higher education in 2006.
  • There has been an increased growth in the Brazilian work productivity, in the latest years. 
7. Natural resources
  • One of the worldwide largest producer and exporter of agricultural products.
  • The world’s largest producer of ethanol, with 308 installed production plants, producing 17,7 billion liters per year.
  • The world’s largest producer of iron ore.
  • The worldwide largest producer and exporter of coffee, sugar cane and fruit juices.
  • The world’s largest exporter of soy, meat, chicken and leather.
  • Self-sufficient in oil, going from net importer in 2005 to net exporter, representing the sixth exportable sector in the Brazilian foreign trade.
The Brazil’s energetic matrix has 45% of renewable sources whilst for the world this ratio is 14%.