Foreign Trade of Brazil

EENI- School of International Business

Sub-subject: The Brazilian International Trade. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Brazil. Syllabus:

  1. Brazil in the global economy
  2. The balance of payments of Brazil
  3. The Brazilian International Trade
  4. Expansion and Diversification of the Brazilian trade
  5. Regional Economic Organisations related to Brazil
  6. Brazil's international trade relations as a member of the MERCOSUR
  7. The Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Brazil
  8. Case Study: Investment opportunities in the Port sector
  9. Foreign Trade Africa-BRICS (Brazil)
The sub-subject “International Trade of Brazil” is studied...
  1. Professional Master's Program (e-learning): International Business, America, and BRICS Countries
  2. Doctorate in Business in America
  3. Courses: South America, Brazil

Languages of study English or Spanish Brasil French Bresil Portuguese Brasil

Credits of the sub-subject “Brazilian Foreign Trade”: 0.5 ECTS Credits

Sample of the Sub-subject: Evolution of the Brazilian foreign trade
Brazilian International Trade

Description of the Sub-Subject: Brazil's International Trade.

The International Trade of Brazil (South America) benefited from the more dynamism of the emerging economies since 2002, when it started a strategy of geographical foreign trade diversification, increasing exports to Asia, the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), Africa, and the Middle East.

  1. Brazil (BRICS Countries) also took advantage from commodities' price increases
  2. China plays a key position in the Brazilian International Trade. China became the main destination of exports of Brazil, in the lead of the traditional trade partners like the United States, Argentina or the Netherlands, representing 83% of commodities' imports (special soybeans and iron ore)
  3. The United States, the MERCOSUR, and the European Union are the largest importers of Brazilian products
  4. Since 2007, Brazil has received a substantial foreign direct investment (FDI) inflow owing to the investment grade rating
  5. The Foreign Direct Investment and stock market investments augmented up to 70% of the Brazilian foreign liabilities
  6. Brazil jumped last year to the fifth place among the largest destinations of the foreign direct investment
  7. The Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Brazil grew from USD 26 billion in 2009 to USD 48 billion
  8. Only the United States (USD 228 billion), the People's Republic of China (USD 106 billion), Hong Kong (USD 69 billion) and Belgium (USD 62 billion) received more foreign direct investment (FDI) than Brazil
  9. The majority of the FDI is concentrated in the South and South-east Brazilian states (Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, and São Paulo)
  10. As 90% of the international trade of Brazil is imported and exported through the Brazilian ports
  11. The Port of Santos handles substantial volumes of all modalities of international cargo and leads the ranking for general and containerised cargoes that usually entail higher value-added products

Africa-BRICS Foreign Trade

Brazil Investment opportunities

Brazil Foreign Trade

Brazil is a member of:

  1. MERCSOSUR
  2. Andean Community (Partner country)
  3. Latin American Integration Association (ALADI)
  4. Union of the South American Nations
  5. Latin American and the Caribbean Economic System (SELA)

Chile-MERCOSUR Free Trade Agreement



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