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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 $2,840,773,482 $3,889,357,698
2012 $2,579,018,782 $3,965,494,070
2013 $2,472,510,349 $3,624,920,396
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Brazil
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $15,875,999 $50,007,393
02 Veg. Prod. $179,861,624 $143,263,212
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $28,107 $1,182,592
04 Food Prod. $28,887,861 $578,129,349
05 Mineral Prod. $263,102,131 $829,853,408
06 Chemical Prod. $908,258,421 $959,788,231
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $49,584,660 $60,949,251
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $207,084 $13,876,414
09 Wood Prod. $561,357 $56,132,053
10 Paper Prod. $213,972,160 $62,928,993
11 Textiles Prod. $7,211,860 $8,951,383
12 Dress Access. $275,444 $9,739,921
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $7,267,205 $61,282,812
14 Precious Metals/stones $924,607 $207,740,559
15 Base Metal Prod. $49,312,496 $127,618,405
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $487,434,653 $331,665,870
17 Vehicles and Equip. $158,049,708 $79,585,574
18 Specialized Inst. $53,223,352 $6,402,511
19 Arms & Ammunition $233,694 $4,770,899
20 Misc. Articles $7,263,108 $21,713,714
21 Antiques $106,864 $393,577

Capital: Brasília
Population (million): 198.292
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:
Republic

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:
Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB), Workers Party (PT), Democrats (DEM), Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB), Republic Party (PR), Progressive Party (PP)

Elections:
Presidential, States: Oct. 2014 Municipal: Oct. 2016


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Brazil Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 2308.82 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 11643.53 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.28 2.01
Inflation: (%) 6.2 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 5.38 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $2,472,510,349
Canadian imports from country: $3,624,920,396
FDI in Canada: $15810 million (2012)
CDI in Brazil: $9844 million (2012)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador-designate Pedro Fernando Brêtas Bastos

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Jamal Khokhar


April 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16