Invest In Brazil
Invest in Brazil’s Thriving economy
Characterized by large and well-developed agricultural, mining, manufacturing, and service sectors, Brazil’s economy outweighs that of all other South American countries, and Brazil is expanding its presence in world markets.
Since 2003, Brazil has steadily improved its macroeconomic stability, building up foreign reserves, and reducing its debt profile by shifting its debt burden toward real denominated and domestically held instruments.
In 2008, Brazil became a net external creditor and two ratings agencies awarded investment grade status to its debt. After strong growth in 2007 and 2008, the onset of the global financial crisis hit Brazil in 2008.
Brazil experienced two quarters of recession, as global demand for Brazil’s commodity-based exports dwindled and external credit dried up. However, Brazil was one of the first emerging markets to begin a recovery.
In 2010, consumer and investor confidence revived and GDP growth reached 7.5%, the highest growth rate in the past 25 years. Rising inflation led the authorities to take measures to cool the economy; these actions and the deteriorating international economic situation slowed growth to 2.7% for 2011 as a whole, though forecasts for 2012 growth are somewhat higher.
Despite slower growth in 2011, Brazil overtook the United Kingdom as the world’s seventh largest economy in terms of GDP.
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Brazil GDP Growth Rate
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Brazil expanded 0.30 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011 over the previous quarter. Historically, from 1996 until 2011, Brazil GDP Growth Rate averaged 0.7800 Percent reaching an all time high of 4.5000 Percent in September of 1996 and a record low of -4.2000 Percent in December of 2008. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate provides an aggregated measure of changes in value of the goods and services produced by an economy. Brazil is one of the fastest growing emerging economies in the world. With large and growing agricultural, mining, manufacturing and service sectors, Brazil economy ranks highest among all the South American countries and it has also acquired a strong position in global economy. This page includes a chart with historical data for Brazil GDP Growth Rate.
Brazil’s Government Policy Background
Agriculture and Forestry represent a combined 80 per cent of Brazil’s emission reduction target. The key government policies in this area reflect the country objective of zero net forest loss by 2015, with the central effort focused on reducing the deforestation in the Amazon by 80 per cent by 2020 relative to the average for the period 1996-2005 (as per the Presidency Decree of December 2010). Given the starting point of 15-20,000 square kilometres pa of deforestation across Brazil, this challenge is huge. However, by 2011, a 60 per cent reduction had already been achieved.