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Rio de Janeiro
  • Imports from Brazil A$810 million
  • Exports to Brazil A$1,365 million
  • Capital Brasília
  • Official Language Portuguese
  • Area 8,515,000 sq km
  • Population 201 million

Events

Australian Centre EXPO 2015
11 Aug 2015 - 15 Aug 2015
Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and Sao Paulo , Brazil
Exposibram 2015
14 Sep 2015 - 17 Sep 2015
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais , Brazil
Futurecom Mission to Brazil 2015
26 Oct 2015 - 29 Oct 2015
Sao Paulo , Brazil

Last updated: 16 Jul 2014

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  • ECONOMIC CLIMATE
    In 2012 Brazil overtook the UK to become the world's sixth-largest economy, with its GDP around US$2.2 trillion.
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  • POLITICAL CLIMATE
    Brazil is a federal republic composed of 26 states and a federal district, with three tiers of government.
    » read more at DFAT
  • TRADE RELATIONS
    Brazil is Australia's largest trading partner in South America, with two-way merchandise trade between Australia and Brazil totalling A$1.321 billion in 2013.
    » read more at DFAT

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2014 Brazil FIFA World Cup & 2016 Rio Olympic Games

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