Doing Business in Bahia Salvador

EENI Business School & HA University


Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Bahia Salvador (Brazil).

  1. Introduction to the State of Bahia (Brazil)
  2. Baiano Economy
  3. Foreign Trade of Bahia
  4. Business Opportunities in Bahia:
    1. Automotive
    2. Agribusiness
    3. Footwear
    4. Energy
    5. Mining
    6. Paper
    7. Information Technology
    8. Textile
  5. Doing Business in Salvador of Bahía
  6. Case Study: Odebrecht
The Subject (e-learning) “Doing Business in Bahía” is part of the following Higher Education Programs (Bachelors, Masters, Doctorates) taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Doctorate in Business in America
  2. Master's Degree (e-learning): International Business, Foreign Trade, America, BRICS Countries
  3. Bachelor's Degree in International Trade (e-learning)
  4. Courses: South America, Brazil

African Student, Doctorate, EENI Business School & HA University

Languages of study Higher Education in English + Higher Education in Spanish Brasil Tertiary Education in Portuguese Brasil Post-secondary Education in French Bresil.

Credits of Subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Bahia (Brazil)”: 0.5 ECTS Credits

Description of the Subject (Higher Education, e-learning): International Trade and Doing Business in Bahia Salvador

Bahia is the sixth Brazilian state in potential consumer and the largest economy of the Northeast of Brazil, responsible for 33% of the gross domestic product in South America and more than 50% of exports.

If Bahia were a country of Latin America would be the eighth largest economy in the continent.

  1. Industry: 33% of GDP and 80% of exports
  2. Bahia recorded a trade balance of $ 3.2 billion, the best result in the history of the Baiano foreign trade
  3. Argentina and China were the two largest destinations for the Baiano products
  4. The “Coureiro-calçadista” complex is one of the largest of the Brazilian Economy, reaching a production of 894 million pairs of shoes with a turnover of $ 12.3 billion, placing Brazil as the third largest producer of footwear in the World
  5. The World Cup 2014 has been an excellent opportunity for investment and achieving good business in Bahia
  6. Bahia is the second-largest tourist centre in Brazil.
  7. The Carnival is the largest outdoor festival in the world
  8. Bahia has the largest brewery in the world (Anterbrew Ambev group)

The Automotive sector is one of the most interesting in Bahia.

  1. The consumer market in the Northeast is booming at a rate eight inhabitants/car
  2. Fourth-largest segment of the Baiano industry
  3. Sixth largest exporter state of cars, parts, and components
  4. Seventh largest importer of cars, parts, and components
  5. Growth of 15% in sales of cars, motorcycles, parts, and pieces
  6. Fifth largest Brazilian producer (207,000 vehicles)

Bahia has three ports - Salvador, Aratu, and Ilheus -. The State of Bahia also promotes the implementation of customs dry ports in towns like Barreras, Juazeiro, Itabuna, Feria de Santana and Victoria de la Conquista.


  1. Capital: Salvador, the third largest metropolis in Brazil and declared as Historical Heritage
  2. Area: 564,692.67 square kilometres (6.64% of the Brazilian Area), 68.7% is a semiarid region, while the coast is 1,183 kilometres, the longest coastline of all Brazilian state.
  3. Bahia bounded on the north by the states of Alagoas, Sergipe, Pernambuco, Piauí; on the south with Minas Gerais and Espiritu Santo and the west with Goias and Tocantin


  1. Population: 2,948,733 inhabitants
  2. Population density: 9,000 inhabitants per square kilometres
  3. Forecast: 3,060,540 people in 2,020
  4. Metropolitan Region: Camaçari, Candeias, Dias D'Avila, Itaparica, Lauro de Freitas, Mother of God, Son Francisco del Conde, Simões Son and beheld Cruz.

Odebrecht (Corruption scandal in 2017). Founded in 1944, the organisation Odebrecht works in the fields of engineering, construction, chemical, and petrochemical working in South America, North America, Africa, and Europe.

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