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Brazil is an Eastern South American country bordering the Atlantic Ocean (making it easy and convenient for trade). Brazil's terrain consists mostly of flat to rolling lands in the north. Exploiting vast natural resources and a large labor pool, it is today South America's leading economic power and a regional leader. It has some plains, hills, mountains, and a narrow coastal belt. Brazil has large and well-developed agricultural, mining, and manufacturing service sectors. It is the largest and most populous Latin America country, outweighing all other South American countries.

Bauxite, gold, iron, ore, manganese, nickel, phosphate, platinum, tin, uranium, petroleum, hydropower, and timber are the many natural resources found in Brazil. The entirety of Brazil's land use consists of 6.96% arable land, 0.9% permanent crops, and 92.15% is used for everything else.

Brazil is one


The government employs import taxes to protect many agricultural products from international competition.

- Exports: 115.1 billion f.o.b

- Imports: 78.02 billion f.o.b


Brazil is a market economy, which was once in a financial crisis but has recovered. There is intense pressure on Brazil's currency.


- GDP ranking: 9th

- GDP Growth: 501%

- GDP per Capita: $8,100

- Unemployment rate: 9.9%

- Public dept: 50.2% of GDP

Government and History

Brazil became and independent nation in 1822 after following three centuries under Portugal rule. Brazil has overcome more than a half century of military intervention on the



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