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FDI Statistics in Brazil - Brazil Investment Opportunities

Foreign direct investments have played an important role in Brazil’s economic development. FDI inflows into the country are mainly attracted by its big domestic market and the liberalized economy thanks to fair government policies.  Most investments in Brazil have been made with a bias on the technological aspects of the economy. However, the service sector has attracted foreign investments too. The Brazilian FDI regime has remained liberal and has been plausible in its sum financial output for its economy.  Brazil investment opportunities have a minor number of horizontal reservations or limitations.

 

Brazil investment opportunities flourish in the various sectors of the economy; production as well as the service industries. With an economy estimated at $1.3 trillion, foreign direct investments are crucial in financing the country’s payment balance due to investors taking out money from the capital markets and the slow recovery from the global recession.

 

Brazil’s stock of direct foreign investments stands at $318.5 billion, according to 2009 figures. This shows a marked increase from the total FDI revenue from the previous year. Brazil’s GDP stands at BRR 1,359.71 billion. In the year 2008, as the close of that year, the countries GDP stood at BRR 1,362.23 billion; a marked fall given the global recession. This represents a fall of 0.18%. Brazil’s GDP for the year is expected to stand at BRR 1,434.44 billion, about five percentage point increase from the year 2009.

 

As at January 2010, the country’s FDI totaled US$2.41 billion. This was reflective of an annual growth rate of 63.9 per cent, the highest since 2000. Out of all these foreign investments at the beginning of this year, a majority of them were in the service sector. FDI figures for the first month 2010 were also higher than those posted in 2006 in the same month. The retail sector took US$364 million, auto manufacture US$258 million, transport US$248million and the metallurgy sector US$232 million.

 

In the year 2006, Brazil’s FDI peaked at US18.78 billion, the highest since 2001 with US$22.46 billion. This was still higher than had been recorded in the year 2005 with US$15.19 billion. Even so, the country’s highest monthly FDI statistic was in 2007, June with the country getting $10.3 billion. Brazil is the world’s tenth largest economy and Latin America’s largest. Its economy is expected to top the five biggest in the world in the coming decades. Its GDP per capita stands at $10,200.


12 May 2010