Sub-subject: Foreign trade and business in the Northern region of Brazil: Roraima, Rondonia, Pará. Syllabus:
- Economic Profile of the Northern region
- The State of Acre. Río Branco.
- The State of Amazonas. Manaos.
- The State of Roraima. Boa Vista.
- The State of Rondonia. Porto Velho.
- The State of Pará. Belén.
- The State of Amapá. Macapá.
- The State of Tocantins. Palmas.
Sub-Subject Description: Business in the Northern region of Brazil.
The State of Acre
- The State of Acre has a population of 632,000 inhabitants and covers an area of 153,000 square kilometres, the capital Rio Branco, is located 3,000
kilometres from Brasilia.
- Rio Branco concentrates the industrial activity.
- The main product is rubber extraction (50% of the production in the region).
- Wood is the main export product (85% of the total exports in the region)
The State of Amazonas.
- Amazonas borders: Roraima, Pará, Mato Grosso, Rondonia, and Acre. Also, shares borders with Venezuela, Peru, and Colombia.
- Area: 1.6 million square kilometres
- Population: 3.3 million people.
- The capital, Manaus, is the economic centre of the Northern region of Brazil.
- Other main cities are Manacapuru, Tefé, Parintins, and Itacoatiara.
- Manaus mainly exports rubber, Brazilian nuts, and wood. Its main economic activities include petrol refining, food industry, tourism, and chemicals.
- The main imported products are electro-electronic goods, perfumes and cosmetics, textiles, computers, motorcycles, drinks, telephone, computer, and shipbuilding
- In 1967 it was established the Manaus Free Trade Zone, to
create a development centre in the Amazonas region through the formation of an industrial park designed to transforming Manaus in the industrial, commercial and agricultural centre with economic conditions necessary to promote foreign trade and development in the region.
The State of Roraima
- The state of Roraima borders to the north with Venezuela, Guyana, Para and Amazonas.
- Area: 225,116 square kilometres.
- Capital is Boa Vista.
- Roraima has the smallest gross domestic product among Brazilian states, despite high growth rates. Its gross domestic product was R $
4,889,000, constituting 0.15% of Brazilian GDP, placing the State at the 27th Brazilian position.
- The state of Roraima presented an annual growth of 7.65%, becoming
the highest state of economic growth in Brazil's North.
- Roraima has two Free Trade Areas: In Bonfim and Boa Vista (areas of import and export operating in special tax regime).
- The three main products exported by Roraima, were leather, with a
share of 63.32%, wood (28.13%) and mineral water with 1%.
- The three main products imported were the Portland cement, accounting
for 35.43%, 11.20% glasses and wheat flour 9.32%.
- Roraima has a small industrial park, located in Boa Vista, basically for the production of refrigerants, dairy and cereal products.
is the largest destination of these products, followed by the State of Amazonas and Venezuela.
It also seems that was the Zori, sandals Japan, the source of inspiration for the creation of Havaianas sandals on June 14, 1962. However, the Brazilian version featured a spread: they were made of rubber. A natural product, 100% nationally
and that guarantee durable and comfortable shoes. Today; they are found worldwide and exported to the four corners of the planet. In Plant Havaianas in Campina Grande (Paraiba), are produced five pairs of Havaianas sandals per second, which gives 105 million pairs in a year. Since its launch, 2.2 billion pairs of Havaianas sandals were produced and sold. Aligned the feet in size 37, comes with fifty
rounds of the circumference of the Earth. Every
three Brazilians, two on average consume a
pair of Havaianas per year.
Sample of sub-subject - trade and business in the Northern region of Brazil: