Brazil Economic Indicators
From 2001 to 2012 and 2015 to 2017 Brazil has reported trade surpluses, primarily due to high export of mining and agricultural products. In 2018, the biggest trade surpluses were reported with China, the Netherlands, Argentina, Chile, Iran and Spain while the largest trade deficits were recorded wi...
In Brazil, the Markit Brazil Composite PMI Index tracks business trends across both the manufacturing and service sector activity, based on data collected from a representative panel of around 800 companies. The index tracks variables such as sales, new orders, employment, inventories and prices. A ...
Brazil is the tenth largest economy in the world and the biggest in Latin America. The services sector is the most important and accounts for 63 percent to total GDP. The biggest segments within services are: government, defense, education and health (15 percent of total GDP); other services (15 per...
In Brazil, interest rate decisions are taken by The Central Bank of Brazil's Monetary Policy Committee (COPOM). The official interest rate is the Special System of Clearance and Custody rate (SELIC) which is the overnight lending rate.
In Brazil, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.