Fact Sheet: Brazil - Canada's Priority Market

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Fast Facts

  • Capital: Brasilia
  • Population (millions): 198.4
  • Total area: 8,459,420 km2
  • Currency: Real
  • Language (s): Portuguese

Economic Facts 2012

  • GDP ($ billions): 2,263.30
  • GDP per capita ($): 11,410
  • GDP growth (%): 0.9
  • Inflation (%): 5.4
  • Unemployment (%): 5.5

Key Opportunities

  • Aerospace
  • Education
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Infrastructure
  • Oil and gas
  • Sustainable technologies

Major Negotiations and Agreements

Support Services

Trade Commissioner Service of Canada

Trade and Investment Promotion Initiatives

  • Canada-Brazil CEO Forum
  • Canada-Brazil Joint Economic and Trade Council
Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 20122007
Canada’s merchandise exports to Brazil$2,579$1,510.1
Canada’s merchandise imports from Brazil$3.966.1$3,359.9
Canadian investment in Brazil$9,844$7,687
Brazilian investment in Canada$15,810$13,974