Brazil
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WHY BRAZIL
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
  • 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.
Natural Resources
  • One of the worldwide largest producer and exporter of agricultural products. Self-sufficient in oil.
  • 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.
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 has great opportunities in the infrastructure sector.
Work Force
  • Brazil’s economically active population represents 36% of Latin America total population, having reached 92 million people in 2017.
  • 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 2016.
  • There has been an increased growth in the Brazilian work productivity, in the latest years
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.
  • The growth rate in number of personal computers last few years has 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 years, representing 53 million users.
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 2017, 30% of the Foreign Direct Investment intended to the Latin America, resulting in a 99% growth rate.
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