Online Course: Brazilian Economy

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Syllabus of the eLearning Course (Subject): Brazilian Economy. Industrial and service sector in Brazil.

  1. Introduction to Brazil
  2. Brazilian Economy
  3. Industrial and service sector in Brazil
  4. New Brazilian middle-class
  5. Brazilian energy matrix
  6. Infrastructure in Brazil
  7. Economic Profile of the Brazilian States
  8. Petrol and Gas Sector in Brazil
  9. Brazilian Electronics Industry and Semiconductors
  10. Information Technology in Brazil
  11. Business Process Outsourcing in Brazil
  12. Life Sciences (Biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and health care)
  13. Brazilian Economic and Financial Institutions
  14. Taxes in Brazil
The eLearning Course (Subject) “Brazilian Economy” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs (Bachelors, Master of Science, Doctorates) taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Courses: South America (Online), Brazil
  2. Bachelor of Science in International Trade (eLearning)
  3. Masters of Science (MSc): International Business, Foreign Trade, America, BRICS Countries
  4. Online Doctorates: Business in America, Foreign Trade and International Marketing

Languages of study Online Higher Education in English or Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Brasil Online Tertiary Education in Portuguese Brasil Study, Master in International Business in French Bresil

  1. Credits of the Online Course / Subject “Brazilian Economy”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

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Description of the Course / Subject (Higher Education, e-learning): Brazilian Economy. Industrial and service sector in Brazil.

The Federative Republic of Brazil.

  1. Brazilian population: 200 million people, 50% of the American population
  2. Annual population growth: 2.5 million
  3. 70% of the Brazilian population lives in a strip of up to 100 kilometres from the coast
  4. Area: 8.5 million square kilometres (47% of Latin American area)
    1. The largest country in Latin America
    2. The fifth largest country in the World
  5. Brazil shares borders with Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, French Guyana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela
  6. Capital: Brasilia.
  7. São Paulo is the city of business in Brazil
  8. Official language: Portuguese
  9. Currency: Brazilian Real
  10. Independence from Portugal in 1822
  11. Abolition of Slavery in Brazil: 1850
  12. African Diaspora in Brazil: 15.5 million people (28% of the Brazilian population)

Brazilian Economy.

Brazil is the largest market in Latin America (accounts for 50% of South American economy).

  1. Economic Recession in 2014-15
  2. Brazil is one of the largest and significant emerging markets (BRICS Countries)
  3. Brazil stands in fifth place on the ranking of the biggest economies in the World (since 2009, the World Bank)
  4. Brazil represents 50% of South American Economy
  5. São Paulo accounts for 33% of Brazilian gross domestic product
  6. Brazil has the most diversified industrial sector in Latin America
  7. Brazil is the world's eighth largest consumer market
  8. Brazil is the gateway to the MERCOSUR
  9. Brazil was the 20th largest importer (25th in 2009) representing 1.3% of world total imports; and the 25th largest exporter
  10. 74% of export products are manufactures or semi-manufactures
  11. Brazil is the second-largest exporter of iron and concentrates, one of the leading producers of aluminium
  12. Brazil has advanced industries of cars, aircraft, steel, textile and clothing, pharmaceutical and chemical products
  13. The largest world producer of orange coffee, and sugar cane
  14. It is the third country of global production of soft drinks
  15. The Brazilian textile industry is the responsible for 4.9% of the total GDP of the Brazilian industry
  16. Third largest producer of shoes
  17. Brazil ranks 17th in the World Ranking of petroleum reserve and occupies the eleventh position among the largest producers in the World

Brazilian rankings. Brazil is...

  1. World's fifth largest market for mobile phones and PC
  2. One of the largest food producers in the World
  3. The largest exporter of beef and chicken, and the fourth-largest exporter of pork in the World
  4. World's second-largest exporter of soy products (beans, meal, and petrol)
  5. World's largest exporter of sugar and orange juice
  6. World's largest manufacturer of coffee and oranges
  7. The largest manufacturer of sugar-cane
  8. Has the world's biggest commercial cattle herd
  9. World's second largest manufacturer of organic foods
  10. World's third largest manufacturer of carbonated beverages
  11. World's third largest manufacturer of fruit
  12. Third largest manufacturer of genetically modified foods
  13. Has huge areas available for agricultural growth
  14. Has the biggest forestry products industry in Latin America
  15. The World leader in the production of eucalyptus pulp
  16. World's fifth-largest market, and the sixth largest manufacturer of motor vehicles
  17. The Leading manufacturer of regional jets in the World and the fourth largest manufacturer of commercial airliners
  18. Has the fourth largest portfolio of chartered oil tankers in the World
  19. One of the World's largest producers of biofuels. Stands seventeenth in the World ranking of petroleum reserve, and the eleventh on the ranking of the largest petrol producers
  20. World's third largest consumer market for cosmetics
  21. One of the World's biggest producers and exporters of raw and processed minerals
  22. An increasingly important manufacturer of consumer durables
  23. Has a modern and competitive textile industry
  24. Receives 5 million of foreign tourists each year
  25. World's third largest manufacturer of footwear, and has a greatly competitive leather industry
  26. Has the world's fifth-biggest rubber industry, and is the second largest market for retreaded tires
  27. Seventh biggest chemical industry in the World
  28. Eighth largest manufacturer of steel
  29. Global largest exporter and the second largest manufacturer of ethanol
  30. Global second largest manufacturer of iron and third biggest of bauxite
  31. Has huge deposits of manganese, tin, and gold
  32. Has the world's tenth biggest pulp and paper industry
  33. Has an extensive coastline with many ports
  34. Has one most modern telecommunications systems in the World

Brazilian Regions.

Brazil has twenty-six States and one Federal District, placed in five regions.

  1. Central-West Region: Goiás, Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, and the Federal district
  2. Northeast Region: Maranhão, Piauí, Ceará, Rio Grande do Norte, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Sergipe, and Bahía
  3. North Region: Acre, Amazonas, Roraima, Rondônia, Pará, Amapá, and Tocantins
  4. South-east region: Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiros and São Paulo
  5. South Region: Parana, Santa Catarina, and Rio Grande do Sul

Brazil: Foreign Trade and Economy (Online Course)

Brazilian States by gross domestic product in R $ Thousands
São Paulo: 1.084.353.000
Rio de Janeiro: 353.878.000
Minas Gerais: 287.055.000
Rio Grande do Sul: 215.864.000
Paraná: 189.992.000
Bahia: 137.075.000
Federal district: 131.487.000
Santa Catarina: 129.806.000
Goiás: 85.615.000
Pernambuco: 78.428.000
Espírito Santo: 66.763.000
Ceará: 65.704.000
Pará: 58.402.000
Mato Grosso: 57.294.000
Amazonas: 49.614.000
Maranhão: 39.855.000
Mato Grosso do Sul: 36.368.000
Paraíba: 28.719.000
Rio Grande do Norte: 27.905.000
Alagoas: 21.235.000
Rondônia: 20.236.000
Sergipe: 19.767.000
Piauí: 19.033.000
Tocantins: 14.571.000
Amapá: 7.404.000
Acre: 7.386.000
Roraima: 5.593.000
Source: IBGE.

Distribution and sales representation are, in most cases, cost saving when compared to the incorporation of a local branch or affiliated company. However, these alternatives may bring a lack of control to the foreign investors over the way the third parties distribute or sell their products in Brazil and deal with their Trademarks.

International Paper Co.

International Paper was formed in 1898 and, with Union Camp (1999) and Champion International (2000); it is the biggest company of paper and forest products in the World. The administration world is placed in the United States, in Stamford, CT. The company has operations in fifty countries in the American continents, Europe, and Asia, and exports to 130 countries.


Gerdau Group occupies the position of the largest manufacturer of long steel in the Americas, with steel plants distributed in Brazil, Argentina, Canada, Chile, the United States, and Uruguay. Today, reaches a total installed capacity of 14.4 million tonnes of steel a year. Gerdau Group keeps a presence in the international market exporting high products and special common to all continents. For Gerdau Group, is an international, world-class, not just be present in a wide geography.


Natura Company was born in Brazil and bears the mark as proud and legitimate expression of their origin, but their engagement is greater with the human being, with the welfare and the individual and society, anywhere. So, go in search for new crops, bringing his vision of the World, exchange experiences, learn, create new roots and relations is part of its history.

Sources: Brazilian Government. Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics.

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