Evolution of foreign investment in Brazil
Investment History in Brazil
From the 1960s to 1980s, Brazil received large amounts of foreign direct investment, but it lost its position to Eastern European countries coming out of communism.
With globalization, capital flow has been easier and investments have increased. Currently, Brazil is competing with emerging economies, such as India, China and South Africa.
In 2015, foreign direct investment in Brazil reached US$ 75 billion, coming primarily from the Netherlands, the USA and Luxembourg.
Growth of 32.2% when compared to 2010 and a CAGR (*) of 20% over the last 10 years.
Among the sectors with the largest investments, trade and telecommunications stand out, with 19% of all foreign investment.
(*) CAGR: Compounded Annual Growth rate (CAGR) is a business and investing specific term for the smoothed annualized gain of an investment over a given time per