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Guidelines on Brazil Andre Amado Ambassador of Brazil November 10th, 2011 Entrepreneurship in the E.U. and BRIC-countries: Brazil Vlerick Alumni FORUM Frisomat Innovation Center Stokerijstraat 79 – Wijnegem - Antwerp
Brazil: 5th largest country in the world 8.514.876 km²
World Trader: Main Brazilian Partners (% 2010) Exports 27,9 23,8 21,4 9,6 5,2 4,6 2,4 Imports 30,9 17,0 21,5 15,0 2,6 6,2 1,7 Blocs Asia Latina America/Caribeean EU USA Middle East Africa Eastern Europe
Original member of the UN and its specialized agencies, as well as of MERCOSUR, WTO, G-20, BRICS (with China, India, Russia, and South Africa), CPLP (The Organization of Portuguese Speaking Countries), and IBSA (with India and South Africa);
Together with Japan, Brazil is the country that has been elected more times (10) to integrate the UN Security Council as non-permanent member;
Together with the USA and Russia, Brazil is the only other country that both has the world largest uranium deposits and masters the nuclear fuel cycle;
It has the world’s largest maritime frontier with Africa;
It is one of the world’s richest countries in terms of ethnical miscegenation (Native Brazilians and European, African, Middle Eastern, Asian and Latin American descents);
It has one of the largest networks of resident diplomatic missions abroad (142), 36 of which in Africa;
Why invest in Brazil?
8th largest economy in the world
8 th largest consumer market
3 rd largest reserves of iron ore
World largest exporter of iron, coffee, orange juice, soybeans, beef, chicken, sugar and ethanol
6 th largest manufacturer of automobiles
3 rd largest producer of aircrafts and 1 st producer of commercial jets (120 passengers)
World’s largest exporter and 2 nd largest producer of ethanol
World’s largest commercial cattle herd, with over 198 million heads
Brazil accounts for half of the economy of South America
Economic Data (2010)
GDP: US$ 2.09 trillion
Growth rate: 7,5 %
Trade surplus: US$ 20.3 billion
Exports: US$ 201.9 billion
Imports: US$ 181.6 billion
Forex reserves: US$ 311 million
FDI inflow of 48.4 billion in 2010
Macroeconomic Policy - Last 16 Years: - Institutional and macroeconomic stability, - Sustainable growth,
Macroeconomic Policy - Last 16 Years:
Expanding domestic market,
Innovative social policies,
Income distribution projects,
Modern and robust financial system,
Rigorous balancing of public accounts, and
Investment in agricultural R&D&I.
… That has allowed for …
The consolidation of the major goal of sustainable economic growth by:
Diversifying our trade partners,
Increasing the volume of both our global trade and exports figures,
Expanding our international currency reserves (US$310 billion in 2011),
Eliminating foreign debt,
- Controlling inflation,
Leading in clean energy production (46% of the Brazilian energy grid are from renewable sources),
Achieving high productivity levels in agricultural production of the main food crops, - Generating more jobs,
Leading in oil exploration in deep waters (pre-salt), - Fostering the air-jet industry, and - Advancing in the production and usage of bio-fuels.
Expanding the middle class population to around 105 million (55% of Brazilian overall population).
6 235 332 X-M 1 122 2 417 M 6,56 7 357 2 749 X 2011 (extrap. 8/12 to 12/12) 5 294 -130 X-M 1 561 2 293 M 4,39 6 855 2 163 X 2010 7 855 533 X-M 800 1 125 M 10,81 8 656 1 658 X 2005 (million kg) (million euros) weight X /weight M weight value X/M/ Balance BRAZIL - BELGIUM
Argentina, Belgium, China, Japan and USA.
Brazil has become a very attractive economy
for investment in the wake of:
PAC-1 (2007) and PAC-2 (2010):
The Growth Acceleration Program ( PAC ) is a strategic investment on infrastructure program that combines management initiatives and public works.
PAC 1 : the program called for investments of US$ 349 billion (R$ 638 billion), of which 63.3% has been applied.
PAC 2 : estimates investments of US$ 526 billion (R$ 958.9 billion) for the period 2011 - 2014. PAC 2 focuses on investments in the areas of logistics, energy and social development . BNDES is financing around US$ 101,4 billion.
Social Programs in Brazil
Minimum wage policies,
Greater access to credit,
Priority investment in quality education and health,
Poverty combat in urban and rural areas,
Social protection policies in areas like food security, social assistance, health and social security,
These programs have contributed to:
Better distribution of the national income,
Moving around 30 million people from D an E classes to C class, and
- FIFA World Cup in 2014 , Stadiums Urban Mobility Ports and Airports Total Infra Civil Telecom and energy Security and Heath Hotels Total Infra R$ Billions Direct impact: R$ 33 billions in investments in infrastructure and services
Ports : A total of R$ 740 millions will be invested in 7 main Brazilian ports % of total Cities/Ports