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Order And Progress

 

General


Population: 202,656,788 (2014), 201,009,622 (2013)
Land Area: 8,511,965 sq km
Natural Resources: Bauxite, gold, iron ore, manganese, nickel, phosphates, platinum, tin, uranium, petroleum, hydro power, timber
Capital: Brasilia
Political System: Federal Republic
State Leader: Dilma Rousseff (January 1st 2011)
Languages: Portuguese
Currency: Real (BRL)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 73.6%, Protestant 15.4%, Spiritualist 1.3%, Bantu 0.3%, Other 1.8%, Unspecified 0.2%, None 7.4%
Major Ethnicities: Caucasian 53.7%, Mulatto 38.5%, African 6.2%, Other 0.9%, Unspecified 0.7%
Life Expectancy: 73.28 years (2014), 73.03 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 2.19 trillion (2013), 2.425 trillion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 2.416 trillion (2013), 2.362 trillion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 12,100 (2013), 12,000 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 2.3% (2013), 1.3% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 5.5%, Industry 26.4%, Services 68.1% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 15.7%, Industry 13.3%, Services 71% (2011)
Industries: Textiles, shoes, chemicals, cement, lumber, iron ore, tin, steel, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts, other machinery and equipment
Agriculture Products: Coffee, soybeans, wheat, rice, corn, sugarcane, cocoa, citrus; beef
Human Development Index: 0.744 (79th)(2014), 0.730 (85th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 3.389 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 5.7% (2013)

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Army Size: 302 909 (2004)
Budget: 2.6% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

Brazil is located in South America, Brazil is bordered by Venezuela, Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Uruguay. Brazil has the 10th largest economy in the world, this is in part due to economic reforms and large deposits of natural resources. Brazil has been able to go through the global recession without any permanent damage.

(2013) Brazil's growth rate has cooled significantly since 2010 from 7.5% a year to 1.3%, this is due to the appreciation of the Real and government actions to slow inflation.

(2014) The eyes of the world were on Brazil as they hosted the World Cup of soccer in 2014, the tournament played out without incident and larger social issues were generally ignored. Growth remains weak in Brazil as President Dilma Roussef continues to struggle to bring the country back to its previous growth levels.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Brazil
The Economist: The World In 2014
Wikipedia: Brazil
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/BRA.html

Updated on: July 24th, 2014