Evolution of foreign investment in Brazil

Investment History in Brazil

With the process of globalization becoming part of Latin America, capital flow has been easier and investments have increased in Brazil. Currently, Brazil is competing for foreign investments with other emerging economies, such as India, China and South Africa.

Due to the recent Brazilian economic crisis, in 2014 the foreign direct investment fell 22.9% from US$96.9 billions to US$ 74.7 billions in 2015. After a recovery in 2016, and another fall in 2017, the foreign direct investment is expected to resume its growth only in 2019.

In 2016, the sectors with the largest investments were Financial Services and Food and Beverages, representing 22% and 14%, respectively.

(*) 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

Types of Company

About 3.9 million companies are registered in Brazil. Discover more.
Company demographics:
3.887.449 companies registered in Brazil;
R$ 2.776,91 is the average monthly salary;
Source: MTE/RAIS

The Southeastern region of Brazil has 48% of the registered companies.

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