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Brazil Foreign Direct Investment

Brazil Foreign Direct Investment

Foreign Direct Investment in Brazil

Foreign direct investment in Brazil averaged USD 69.0 billion in the decade to 2022 and was USD 87.2 billion in the year 2022.

Brazil Foreign Direct Investment Chart

Note: This chart displays Foreign Direct Investment (USD bn) for Brazil from 2014 to 2023.
Source: Central Bank of Brazil.

Brazil Foreign Direct Investment Data

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Foreign Direct Investment (USD bn) 78.2 69.2 38.3 46.4 74.6

Current account deficit widens in December

The current account posted a USD 5.8 billion deficit in December, deteriorating from the USD 1.9 billion deficit clocked in November (December 2022: USD 7.5 billion deficit). Meanwhile, the 12-month trailing current account deficit deteriorated, coming in at USD 28.6 billion in December (November: USD 30.3 billion deficit). The merchandise trade balance improved from the previous month, recording a USD 9.4 billion surplus in December (November 2023: USD 8.8 billion surplus). Merchandise exports increased 9.5% over the same month last year in December, on the heels of November’s 0.8% rise. Meanwhile, merchandise imports dived 10.7% in annual terms in December (November: -10.9% yoy).

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