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Semiannual social-economic analysis of Brazil

Semiannual social-economic analysis of Brazil

The Brazilian economy was evolving faster than the other BRIC countries until 2013. However, the impacts of corruption and poor administration finally started to appear and the country’s indicators have worsened considerably in 2014 and 2015, culminating in the loss of ‘investment grade’. The economy shrank 19.2% in dollars between 2014 and 2017 with GDP currently amounting to US$ 1.95 trillion. Breakdown of GDP and the population of nearly 208 million people shows considerable differences across the geographic regions and only very few industries seem to be growing for the past year. Certain social indicators improved but inflation has soared and economic disparities have increased to concerning levels.

This report analyses the Brazilian economy and the main economics and social indicators, geographic breakdown and life quality in the country.


1. Retrospective of the Brazilian economy:
GDP evolution and breakdown (2014-2017), inflation rate (2001-2017) & growth
Unemployment and real minimum wage (2008-2017)
Total credit volume and market interest rate (2008-2017)
Foreign trade and main foreign exchange rates (2008-2017)
Brazilian tax burden (2008-2017) and sovereign risk (2002-2017)
Evolution of IPOs and their impact on the stock exchange (2005-2017)
Public debt and foreign solvency (2006-2017)
Evolution and forecast of main economic indicators (2013-2019)
2. Analysis of geographic regions and economic sectors:
National GDP geographic breakdown and top 10 states in GDP (2002-2017)
GDP composition and evolution across geographic regions (1990 vs. 2017)
Overview and structure of the transformation industry in Brazil (2015)
Overview of production and productivity in Brazilian agriculture (2005 vs. 2016)
Main agricultural products in Brazil and across geographic regions (2016)
Brazilian companies’ breakdown per industry and geographic region (2006 vs. 2016)
Brazilian foreign trade and trade balance geographic breakdown (2009-2017)
Access to banking services across geographic regions and top Brazilian states (2000 vs. 2017)
3. Infrastructure and social characteristics of the Brazilian population:
Population growth per geographic region and population ranking of top 10 states (1970 vs. 2017)
Urbanization across geographic region and in top 10 states (1970 vs. 2017)
Illiteracy and child mortality indicators across geographic regions (1991 vs. 2016/2017)
Access to main consumer goods across geographic regions in Brazil (2003 vs. 2016)
Access to water and electricity in Brazilian homes across geographic regions and main states (2016)
Income and expenses of Brazilian families across geographic regions (2016)
Average salary evolution of employed Brazilians across geographic regions (2008-2017)
4. Evolution of the main social-economic indicators in Brazil:
Credit interest and default rates evolution in Brazil (2001-2017)
Apparent consumption across product categories in Brazil (2001-2017)
Exports and trade balance evolution and breakdown into economic sectors (2001-2017)
Inflation indices, national GDP and savings account evolution (2001-2017)
Minimum wage and average salary evolution (2001-2017)
Net and total domestic & foreign public debt evolution in Brazil (2001-2017)

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