7 Reasons for investing
1 - Strategic Location and Market Size
· 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 - Sustained Growth
· Brazil is the world’s sixth biggest economy, together with
the United Kingdom, France and I taly, 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
· Brazil has internationally consolidated its competence
in producing ethanol and biodiesel fuel.
· Excellency in the equipment production and medical hospital
· 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 and the private sector will jointly, through the Growth
Acceleration Program of the Brazilian Government,
invest US$313 billion in roads, railways and ports until 2010.
5 - Investment profitability
· 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
· 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%.