203,429,773 (July 2011 est)
GDP (purchasing power parity):
US $2.194 trillion (2010 est.)
GDP per capita (PPP):
US $10,900 (2010 est.)
GDP (real growth rate):
7.5% (2010 est.)
- Iron ore
- Motor vehicles and parts
- Other machinery and equipment
US $187.7 billion (2010 est.)
- Electrical and transport equipment
- Chemical products
- Automotive parts
US $199.7 billion (2010 est.)
- Transport equipment
- Iron ore
Alberta's exports to Brazil:
CAN $163.6 million (2010)
Alberta's main exports to Brazil:
- Ethylene glycol
- Polymers of ethylene
- Parts of boring or sinking machinery
- Parts for surveying machinery
- Bovine semen
- Turbo propellers
- Ventilating hoods
- X-ray apparatus
Canada's main exports to Brazil:
- Flat hot-rolled iron or steel products
- Turbo propellers
- Canary seed
Information about Brazil
- CIA World Factbook
- Detailed information about Brazil's economy, political system and history.
- Energy Information Administration
- Energy profile for Brazil.
- Alberta's International Trade Review
- An analysis of Alberta's international exports of goods and services. Published by Alberta International and Intergovernmental Relations.
- Trade Data Online
- Customized reports on Canada's trade with over 200 countries.
Over the past three years, Alberta exports to Brazil have averaged $269 million per year. Main imports from Brazil to Alberta included bulldozers, oil and gas equipment, telecommunications equipment, machinery and mechanical parts.
- World Relations
- A summary of Alberta's relationship with Brazil.
Sector opportunities for Alberta businesses interested in exporting their products
Brazil's industrial and agricultural production has grown over the past decade making Brazil one of the world's largest oil consumers.
Environmental equipment and services: In recent years, the government of Brazil has passed legislation forcing local manufacturers to be more responsible for environmental violations. This has increased the demand for engineering services for sewage treatment plants, waste disposal plants, pollution and emission controls, and alternative clean air technologies.
Information and communication technologies: Brazil has the largest telecommunications market in South America. Demand for basic services has increased since the 1998 privatization of Telebras, Brazil's state-owned monopoly telephone system. There is a need for telephone and transmission equipment, Internet access, cellular phones and consulting services.
Construction and building materials and services: The Construction Industry Association predicts that Brazil will need to construct three million houses over the next 20 years. Foreign sources of financing are expected to provide 80% of this funding to meet the anticipated developments. Imports currently satisfy 30% of total demand and consist primarily of products intended for the high-end consumer bracket. The market is open to Albertan suppliers and there are very few trade barriers.
Oil and gas equipment and services: Expansion and privatization of Brazil's oil and gas sector has resulted in a demand for equipment and services for seismic exploration, refineries, production platforms, and oil and gas pipelines.
Transportation and logistics: Brazil has sizable natural gas reserves (24 trillion cubic feet), but it is still a net importer due to a lack of natural gas transportation infrastructure. This creates opportunities for Alberta business specializing in transportation.
Services for exporters
- Canada Business
- Online tool for new and experienced exporters.
- The Canadian Commercial Corporation
- Crown corporation that promotes and facilitates international trade on behalf of Canadian industry.
- Export Alert!
- A resource for exporters to learn about changes in foreign export regulations.
- Export resources
- Resources for both new and experienced exporters.
- International Trade Canada
- Sector reports as well as a list of staff contacts that can assist exporters.
Services in Brazil
Date Updated: Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:51:10