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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
2010 $2,562,515,952 $3,292,396,758
2011 $2,840,773,484 $3,890,254,405
2012 $2,605,852,481 $3,967,675,299
2013 $2,456,583,753 $3,628,514,322
2014 $2,175,897,595 $3,466,345,015
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Brazil
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $18,310,091 $44,355,593
02 Veg. Prod. $102,255,286 $199,409,988
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $300,339 $1,266,724
04 Food Prod. $24,153,632 $613,790,177
05 Mineral Prod. $338,465,595 $425,631,007
06 Chemical Prod. $671,421,054 $996,978,926
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $55,936,821 $59,126,225
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $131,199 $16,490,589
09 Wood Prod. $386,894 $50,950,804
10 Paper Prod. $198,015,881 $82,066,950
11 Textiles Prod. $6,641,464 $8,523,534
12 Dress Access. $452,190 $17,890,086
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $5,813,252 $67,582,790
14 Precious Metals/stones $1,215,824 $228,338,149
15 Base Metal Prod. $106,498,647 $202,632,043
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $391,720,264 $326,456,340
17 Vehicles and Equip. $150,901,385 $71,061,675
18 Specialized Inst. $58,575,263 $6,362,738
19 Arms & Ammunition $333,776 $3,867,937
20 Misc. Articles $9,263,647 $27,267,574
21 Antiques $15,000 $495,154

Capital: Brasília
Population (million): 202.769
Total Area: 8,511,965km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2.12 Real (BRL)(2014)
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: Mauro Vieira
Dev., Industry & Trade: Armando Monteiro
Finance: Joaquim Levy

Main Political Parties:
Seats in Chamber of Deputies/Federal Senate: Workers Party (PT)[70/12], Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB)[66/18], Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB)[54/10], Social Democratic Party (PSD)[37/3], Progressive Party (PP)[36/5], Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB)[34/7], Republic Party (PR)[34/4]

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


Economic Information (2014)

Comparative figures
Type Brazil Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 2598.84 1975.58
GDP per capita: ($) 12816.75 55662.75
GDP growth rate: (%) 0.14 2.53
Inflation: (%) 6.33 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 4.84 6.92

Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $2,175,897,595
Canadian imports from country: $3,466,345,015
FDI in Canada: $19948 million
CDI in Brazil: $10318 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Pedro Fernando Brêtas Bastos

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Jamal Khokhar


June 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16