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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.
5-year trade
Canada - Brazil
Year Exports Imports
2009 $1,598,190,428 $2,578,768,935
2010 $2,562,515,952 $3,292,396,758
2011 $2,840,773,484 $3,890,254,405
2012 $2,605,852,482 $3,967,587,378
2013 $2,454,329,156 $3,629,466,693
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Brazil
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $15,842,012 $50,001,314
02 Veg. Prod. $179,847,727 $143,235,558
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $28,107 $1,182,592
04 Food Prod. $28,253,781 $581,813,305
05 Mineral Prod. $263,086,108 $829,743,498
06 Chemical Prod. $907,940,369 $959,792,457
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $48,632,494 $61,048,041
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $207,084 $13,876,254
09 Wood Prod. $561,357 $56,142,306
10 Paper Prod. $212,608,247 $62,828,420
11 Textiles Prod. $7,211,654 $8,956,076
12 Dress Access. $275,444 $9,798,064
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $7,257,984 $61,284,876
14 Precious Metals/stones $924,607 $207,740,805
15 Base Metal Prod. $47,123,264 $127,591,482
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $476,254,889 $331,779,635
17 Vehicles and Equip. $156,915,882 $80,422,810
18 Specialized Inst. $52,949,588 $6,402,890
19 Arms & Ammunition $233,694 $4,770,899
20 Misc. Articles $7,200,491 $21,714,760
21 Antiques $106,864 $393,577

Capital: Brasília
Population (million): 201.032
Total Area: 8,511,965km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2.09 Real (BRL)(2013)
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: Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado
Dev., Industry & Trade: Fernando Pimental
Finance: Guido Mantega

Main Political Parties:
Seats in Chamber of Deputies/Federal Senate: Workers Party (PT)[88/11], Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB)[78/16], Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB)[54/5], Democrats (DEM)[43/2], Republic Party (PR)[42/3], Progressive Party (PP)[41/4], Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB)[34/3]

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


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Brazil Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 2313.23 1881.42
GDP per capita: ($) 11506.75 53593.83
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.49 2.02
Inflation: (%) 6.2 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 5.38 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $2,454,329,156
Canadian imports from country: $3,629,466,693
FDI in Canada: $18321 million
CDI in Brazil: $11053 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Pedro Fernando Brêtas Bastos

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Jamal Khokhar


October 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16