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PESTLE Insights: Brazil - Macroeconomic Outlook Report

PESTLE Insights: Brazil - Macroeconomic Outlook Report


Due to higher regional income inequality and uneven population distribution, top three provinces (Sao Paulo, Riode Janeria and Minas Gerais) account for 52% of the total domestic product and about 40% of the total population


Macroeconomic Outlook Report of Brazil identifies the potentials of Brazil as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure


  • Brazil performs poorly in Ease of doing business rankings with a rank of 123. Brazil performed below par in terms of judicial processes, delays in getting construction permits and paying taxes. Red tape politics, along with inefficient tax structure, makes it difficult to perform business. Brazil’s tax system is highly fragmented with various layers of direct and indirect taxes both at national and provincial levels.
  • Brazil’s economic growth rate contracted in 2016, owing to a rising unemployment rate and low commodity prices. However, marginal recovery in commodity prices, containment of inflation and better performance of trading partners will help the country to enter into the positive growth territory in 2017.
  • In 2016, China’s President Xi Jinping signed multi-billion dollar investment deal of US$50 bn. Deals are designed to further bilateral cooperation on trade, investment, agriculture, energy and transport. The deal will also provide an impetus to the infrastructure spending and high speed rail projects.
  • Brazil is home to vast amazon rain forest, but continues to suffer from deforestation, high CO2 emissions and habitat loss. Structural features of the economy, such as aging power stations, energy intensive sectors, energy inefficient buildings and a high dependency on road transport are also resulting in high intensity.
Reasons to buy
  • Macroeconomic Outlook Report identifies the potentials of the country as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure.
  • PESTLE Insights provides 360 degree view of the economy which can be used as a strategic tool to understand the market dynamics, business potentials and direction of operations
  • Along with providing the country’s snapshot, the report captures the risk factors pertaining to the macroeconomic risks, political environment, legal environment, demographic and social structure effectiveness, technology & infrastructure and natural and geographic aspects that might impact business.
  • This report also highlights key clusters/cities which contribute significantly to the country GDP and population along with major companies’ presence in these areas.

Did you Know?
Country Highlights
Country Snapshot
Country’s Position in MLCRI (MarketLine Country Risk Index)
PESTLE Insights
Political Landscape
Economic Landscape
Social Landscape
Technological Landscape
Legal Landscape
Environmental Landscape
List of Figures
Exhibit 1: BOVESPA Index
Exhibit 2: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy
Exhibit 3: Investments by Sector
Exhibit 4: Key Infrastructure indicators
Exhibit 5: Brazil’s Performance in Country Risk Analysis, in Comparison to Emerging BRICS and The World
Exhibit 6: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100)
Exhibit 7: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate
Exhibit 8: Real GDP Growth Comparison
Exhibit 9: Exports, Imports and Trade Balance
Exhibit 10: Current Account Balance
Exhibit 11: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, 2012-2016
Exhibit 12: Total Value Oil Seeds, Grains and Fruits Export as % of World Export, 2016
Exhibit 13: Interest Rates
Exhibit 14: Exchange Rate
Exhibit 15: Public Finance
Exhibit 16: General Government Debt
Exhibit 17: Employment/Un-employment
Exhibit 18: Minimum Wage Rate
Exhibit 19: Employment By Sector
Exhibit 20: Age-Group Wise Share in Total Population
Exhibit 21: Rural/Urban Share in Total Population
Exhibit 22: Gender-Wise Share in Total Population
Exhibit 23: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Mobile Phone Coverage, 2016
Exhibit 24: Number of Patents Granted per mn Inhabitants, 2015
Exhibit 25: R&D Expenditure (% GDP)
Exhibit 26: Doing Business In Brazil 2017
Exhibit 27: Corruption Perception Index
Exhibit 28: CO2 Emissions

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