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Canada-Brazil fact sheet

Official Title:
Federative Republic of Brazil

General Information

Capital: Brasília
Population (million): 212.61
Total Area: 8,511,965km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2.99 Real (BRL) (2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: September 7, Independence Day (1822)
Language(s): Portuguese

Political Information

Type of State:
Federation

Type of Government:
Federal Republic with a bicameral National Congress consisting of an 81-member Federal Senate (3 members from each state and the Federal District, 8 year terms, simple majority) and a 513-member Chamber of Deputies (4 year terms, proportional representation), with 26 states and the Federal District of Brasilia.

Head of State:
President Jair Bolsonaro

Head of Government:
President Jair Bolsonaro

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Carlos Alberto França
Economy: Paulo Guedes
Justice and Public Security: Anderson Gustavo Torres

Main Political Parties:
Seats in Chamber of Deputies/Federal Senate: Workers Party (PT)[56/6], Social Liberal Party (PSL) [52/4], Progressive Party (PP)[37/6], Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB)[34/12], Social Democratic Party (PSD)[34/7], Republic Party (PR)[33/2], Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB)[32/2], Brazilian Republican Party (PRB) [30/1] Democrats (DEM) [29/6] Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB)[29/8]

Elections:
Municipal: October 2020; Presidential : October 2022

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Brazil Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 2,036.25 2,520.82
GDP per capita: ($) 9,577.44 65,944.96
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.62 4.56
Inflation: (%) 8.3 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 14.2 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $2,272,973,055
Canadian imports from country: $7,493,658,694
FDI in Canada: $9,685 million
CDI in the country: $17,720 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Pedro Henrique Lopes Borio

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Jennifer May

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 figure is unavailable.

Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Brazil
Year Exports Imports
2017 $1,711,773,145 $4,716,556,934
2018 $2,195,282,428 $5,501,750,369
2019 $2,255,110,756 $5,412,361,135
2020 $2,146,102,776 $6,578,045,870
2021 $2,272,973,055 $7,493,658,694
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Brazil
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $16,718,807 $101,680,059
02 Veg. Prod. $52,302,199 $269,138,256
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $517,880 $1,781,297
04 Food Prod. $23,569,253 $811,543,969
05 Mineral Prod. $24,103,244 $176,906,118
06 Chemical Prod. $1,297,712,576 $1,928,544,989
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $75,484,157 $103,189,127
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $88,453 $12,079,859
09 Wood Prod. $565,968 $99,745,377
10 Paper Prod. $32,514,867 $147,218,610
11 Textiles Prod. $5,378,799 $8,970,622
12 Dress Access. $76,922 $10,664,692
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $12,223,263 $40,406,453
14 Precious Metals/stones $959,590 $2,202,864,346
15 Base Metal Prod. $97,405,319 $967,283,973
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $475,758,096 $446,202,742
17 Vehicles and Equip. $56,698,348 $93,704,650
18 Specialized Inst. $47,418,318 $18,305,400
19 Arms & Ammunition $1,611 $3,079,992
20 Misc. Articles $2,872,045 $45,707,837
21 Antiques $6,158 $891,525


May 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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