At a Glance


Brazil stretches across 3,290,000 square miles (8,511,965 square kilometers) of land that are home to 190 million people, of whom 101.7 million are part of the workforce. In addition to such natural resources as iron ore, manganese, bauxite, nickel, uranium, gemstones, oil, wood, and aluminum, Brazil has 14% of the world's renewable fresh water.

Financial Facts

  • 2010 estimated GDP (known in Brazil as PIB, or Produto Interno Bruto) of $2.1 trillion, or $11,185 per capita
  • GDP had a 7.5% growth rate over 2009
  • Services account for 66% of GDP
  • Industry growth is (28%) and agriculture (6%)