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Brazil's Economy

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on 18 February 2015

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Transcript of Brazil's Economy

Brazil: Introduction
Inside Brazil's Economy
How Did Brazil Do It?
So Whats Wrong?
Appreciation of Brazil's Currency
"The Real"
Largest of all Latin American countries
Occupies almost half the continent of South America
Brazil has the largest population in South America
Fifth most populous country in the world
In 2010, Brazil's GDP increased by 7.5%
Became the 7th Largest Economy worldwide
Active in agriculture, mining, manufacturing
Predicted to become one of the five largest economies in the world
Labor force of over 107 million
Increased World-Trade
-Natural Resources
Coffee (World's Largest Coffee Provider)
Oranges, Soybeans, Sugarcane
Deepwater Oil
Water and Hydro-Electric Power
Cattle, Pigs, and Sheep
Diamond, Gold, Platinum, Quartz, Nickel
China Purchases more from Brazil than any other nation.
Massive Spending Power
-Creating New Markets
Volkswagen (sells more cars to Brazil than Germany)
Trade with China is out of balance
- China doesn't purchase as many resources from Brazil as it exports to it. ( Brazil is buying more from China than China is buying from them.)
Face Bureaucratic red tape, heavy regulations, and Tax Rates
Appreciation of Brazil's Currency
- Large amounts of money are flowing into Brazil to take advantage of its high interest rates and growth opportunities.
+ The Demand for "The Real"
Value of money by 50%
Imported goods are cheaper to buy
Products made by Brazil become expensive
Slows Brazil's exports and growth
Businesses in Brazil lobbied the government to weaken the real so their products can compete against imports.
The government imposed tariffs on imported products such as cars, shoes, chemicals, and textiles, and also signed a trade deal withh Mexico that puts a quota on the number of cars imported from the country.
President will eliminate payroll taxes for employers in industries that were hit the hardest by imports.
Brazil's development bank, BDM, will subsidize business loans to boost the production of many products, including tablets, and off shore rigs.
To Stimulate technological innovations that will enable manufacturers to produce higher value products so Brazil doesnt have to rely on natural resources to increase its growth.
-Do you think the efforts of Brazil's government to keep the economy growing will be successful?
- What downsides might Brazil experience by implementing quotas, tariffs, and measures to devalue its currency?
Find your own solution !
- Are there any negotiations that Brazil could offer to convince China to increase their imports from Brazil?
-What are other countries Brazil could export to?
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