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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 $2,457,783,458 $3,627,961,946
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 $143,282,572
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $28,107 $1,182,592
04 Food Prod. $28,440,825 $580,296,877
05 Mineral Prod. $263,086,108 $829,743,498
06 Chemical Prod. $908,084,511 $959,792,435
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $48,663,096 $60,952,193
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $207,084 $13,876,254
09 Wood Prod. $561,357 $56,132,076
10 Paper Prod. $212,608,247 $62,928,993
11 Textiles Prod. $7,211,860 $8,956,076
12 Dress Access. $275,444 $9,798,064
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $7,267,205 $61,284,903
14 Precious Metals/stones $924,607 $207,740,805
15 Base Metal Prod. $47,526,783 $127,572,512
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $478,890,548 $331,768,867
17 Vehicles and Equip. $156,915,882 $80,423,162
18 Specialized Inst. $52,993,052 $6,402,884
19 Arms & Ammunition $233,694 $4,770,899
20 Misc. Articles $7,200,491 $21,714,410
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: $2,457,783,458
Canadian imports from country: $3,627,961,946
FDI in Canada: $18321 million
CDI in Brazil: $11053 million


Representation

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

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Jamal Khokhar


May 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16