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Brazil

Official Title:
Federative Republic of Brazil


General Information

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Brazil
Year Exports Imports
2011 $2,840,773,484 $3,890,254,405
2012 $2,605,852,481 $3,967,675,299
2013 $2,456,583,753 $3,628,452,161
2014 $2,176,089,690 $3,466,067,353
2015 $2,250,055,209 $3,741,251,976
Product trade (2015)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Brazil
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $12,418,469 $70,365,160
02 Veg. Prod. $30,408,445 $230,052,560
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $116,763 $1,079,422
04 Food Prod. $24,616,640 $513,956,253
05 Mineral Prod. $149,720,007 $337,820,762
06 Chemical Prod. $1,101,829,616 $1,144,128,131
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $35,153,266 $63,739,923
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $358,176 $18,105,485
09 Wood Prod. $94,057 $56,186,304
10 Paper Prod. $148,140,316 $116,569,070
11 Textiles Prod. $7,348,492 $12,268,545
12 Dress Access. $172,123 $15,204,152
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $6,616,981 $61,931,842
14 Precious Metals/stones $362,025 $298,646,870
15 Base Metal Prod. $46,825,299 $211,602,144
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $434,856,298 $331,562,619
17 Vehicles and Equip. $138,458,981 $203,630,846
18 Specialized Inst. $49,033,742 $7,141,982
19 Arms & Ammunition $101,181 $2,658,822
20 Misc. Articles $22,551,417 $27,104,230
21 Antiques $15,690 $581,873

Capital: Brasília
Population (million): 204.451
Total Area: 8,511,965km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2.6 Real (BRL)(2015 - Annual average)
National Holiday: September 7, Independence Day (1822)
Language(s): Portuguese


Political Information

Type of State:
Federation

Type of Government:
Federal Republic with a bicameral National Congress consisting of an 81-member Federal Senate (3 members from each state and the Federal District, 8 year terms, simple majority) and a 513-member Chamber of Deputies (4 year terms, proportional representation), with 26 states and the Federal District of Brasilia.

Head of State:
President Dilma Rousseff

Head of Government:
President Dilma Rousseff

Ministers:
External Relations: José Serra
Dev., Industry & Trade: Marcos Pereira
Finance: Henrique Meirelles

Main Political Parties:
Seats in Chamber of Deputies/Federal Senate: Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB)[66/19], Workers Party (PT)[58/10], Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB)[51/11], Progressive Party (PP)[47/7], Republic Party (PR)[41/4], Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB)[34/7], Social Democratic Party (PSD)[33/4]

Elections:
Municipal: October 2016; Presidential, States: October 2018


Economic Information (2015)

Comparative figures
Type Brazil Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 2266.63 1985.05
GDP per capita: ($) 11086.42 55409.05
GDP growth rate: (%) -3.85 1.18
Inflation: (%) 9.03 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 6.83 6.89

Product Trade and investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $2,250,055,209
Canadian imports from country: $3,741,251,976
FDI in Canada: $19696 million
CDI in Brazil: $12620 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Pedro Fernando Brêtas Bastos

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Rick Savone


July 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16