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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
2012 $2,605,852,481 $3,967,675,299
2013 $2,456,583,753 $3,628,452,161
2014 $2,176,092,565 $3,467,926,803
2015 $2,250,461,877 $3,742,790,807
2016 $2,045,439,371 $3,854,640,460
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Brazil
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $19,171,163 $60,874,367
02 Veg. Prod. $86,753,845 $219,956,296
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $550,627 $1,043,229
04 Food Prod. $18,515,456 $701,029,076
05 Mineral Prod. $189,534,792 $205,070,325
06 Chemical Prod. $1,071,250,741 $1,212,373,045
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $37,905,899 $64,984,177
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $287,547 $14,344,693
09 Wood Prod. $183,104 $59,746,717
10 Paper Prod. $89,224,230 $113,290,576
11 Textiles Prod. $5,808,782 $12,299,035
12 Dress Access. $295,840 $19,645,734
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $6,474,413 $58,147,295
14 Precious Metals/stones $12,243 $475,414,817
15 Base Metal Prod. $32,606,473 $204,103,697
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $279,311,354 $325,924,437
17 Vehicles and Equip. $127,111,886 $49,162,252
18 Specialized Inst. $43,659,144 $6,643,961
19 Arms & Ammunition $371,374 $1,023,911
20 Misc. Articles $11,565,330 $30,604,084
21 Antiques $22,464 $637,656

Capital: Brasília
Population (million): 206.10
Total Area: 8,511,965km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2.62819 Real (BRL) (2016 - 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 Michel Temer

Head of Government:
President Michel Temer

Ministers:
External Relations: Aloysio Nunes
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:
Presidential, States: October 2018; Municipal: October 2020


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Brazil Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 2,383.61 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 11,565.24 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) -3.6 1.43
Inflation: (%) 8.74 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 11.27 7

Product Trade and investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $2,045,439,371
Canadian imports from country: $3,854,640,460
FDI in Canada: $19,696 million (2015)
CDI in Brazil: $12,620 million (2015)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Denis Fontes de Souza Pinto

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Rick Savone


April 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16