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Rio de Janeiro
  • Imports from Brazil A$577 million
  • Exports to Brazil A$743 million
  • Capital Brasília
  • Official Language Portuguese
  • Area 8,515,000 sq km
  • Population 198.3 million

Events

Explore opportunities in Latin America’s upcoming major sporting events
4 Aug 2014 - 8 Aug 2014
Rio de Janeiro & Lima  ,
Australian Centre EXPO
9 Aug 2014 - 12 Aug 2014
São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro , Brazil
Australia Future Unlimited: UECA Mission Latin America 2014
28 Aug 2014 - 2 Sep 2014
Colombia, Brazil and Chile  ,

Last updated: 16 Jul 2014

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Get to know Brazil: Austrade highlights aquaculture opportunities
1 Jul 2014
With the 2014 FIFA World Cup shining a spotlight on Brazil, Austrade is encouraging Australian businesses to explore aquaculture opportunities in the world’s seventh largest economy.
The Socceroos play Spain
22 Jun 2014
The Socceroos play Spain on 24 June in Paraná. Check out Austrade’s Guide to the WorldCup.
The Socceroos play the Netherlands
17 Jun 2014
The Socceroos play the Netherlands on 19 June in Rio Grande do Sul. Check out Austrade’s Guide to the WorldCup.
The Socceroos play Chile
11 Jun 2014
The Socceroos play Chile on 14 June in Mato Grosso. Check out Austrade’s Guide to the WorldCup.
Latest from Austrade
FIFA World Cup shines the spotlight on Brazil
13 May 2014
Australian companies attending the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil are invited to participate in an Austrade-organised business networking program to explore trade and investment opportunities in the wo ...

Doing business

It is important to keep in mind that personal contacts do play an important role in Brazil and can make the difference in doing business deals.

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Country Profile

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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.
    » read more at DFAT
  • 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

For details on how Australian companies can become involved in these two events, please view our '2014 Brazil FIFA World Cup & 2016 Rio Olympic Games overview.

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