206 times larger
.de/details.Waterfall in Iguaçu
World ranking: 107
https://www.cia.GDP per capita: $10.html?countryName=
.Coffee production in million. bags
http://www.promarinternational. 60 kg.com/pdfs/IndustryStrategicStudies/AgriFoodAgriInputs/Brazil%20coffee%20management%20summary.
http://www.While world trade expands from approximately 90 to
100 million bags from 2000-2010. Brazil’s share of this
trade is expected to grow from roughly 22% to 28%.promarinternational.com/pdfs/IndustryStrategicStudies/AgriFoodAgriInputs/Brazil%20coffee%20management%20summary.pdf
Louis Dreyfus. 2009.economist.com/business-finance/displaystory.
Source: http://www. which already trades sugar.
a giant co-operative that unites lots of small growers in
São Paulo state. Santelisa had expanded fast and taken on
too much debt. a common mistake in an industry that
had the highest levels of investment of any industry in
Brazil before the crunch. a French commodities giant. a large processor of sugar cane. soyabeans and
other Brazilian agricultural goods.cfm?story_id=15036405
. wanted to bolster its
position. At the other end of the spectrum is Copersucar. bought
Santelisa Vale. in
(joint venture with Shell)
Ethanol production per year
2 billions litres
Goal: 3 billion litres by 2012
.com/cms/s/0/2a940642-1cf6-11df-aef7-00144feab49a.html. February 2.
http://www.ft. February 19.ft.com/cms/s/0/6c37f936-0f9b-11df-b10f-00144feabdc0.html.
Last year it bought Exxon
Mobil’s distribution and retailing business in Brazil to
help it sell its ethanol.cfm?story_id=15036405
.com/business-finance/displaystory.5% of the world’s sugar.The biggest of the lot is Cosan. which alone produces
Such growth is likely to persist. another fastgrowing sugar firm. much faster than that for sugar.com/business-finance/displaystory. which
can run on petrol or ethanol.
thanks to increased sales of flex-fuel cars. points out Luiz
Pereira de Araújo of ETH Bioenergia.economist.The market for ethanol has been growing at 17% a
p. Werner: The Brazilian economy: growth and development.ch/books?hl=en&lr=&id=qdBaM4nEefwC&oi=fnd&pg=PA1&dq=
.The hydroelectric potential of Brazil is one
of the largest in the world.
http://books. 7. It is estimated
at 150.google.000 megawatts.
Werner: The Brazilian economy: growth and development.
Baer. and in 1983 the first turbines on that project
were turned on.
http://books.google.In the mid 1970s. work began on the world’s largest
hydroelectric project at Itaipu. 7. p. on the Paraguyan
de/details.Dam in Itaipu
.In Mozambique. to develop the coal reserves. build a
power station and construct rail and port infrastructure
to bring the black rock to export markets. the Brazilian mining company Vale is
working with Odebrecht. a Brazilian construction
Oil Retail. Boston Consulting Group.bcg.com/documents/file15281.pdf
.Approximately 85% of Brazil’s 34.000 gas stations
are dealer owned and operated by many small
independent players. http://www.
bcg. http://www.com/documents/file15281. BR Distribuidora.pdf
. Boston Consulting Group.
Oil Retail.Brazil’s Petrobas has a powerful position in
distribution and retail through dealers affiliated
with its subsidiary.
Km.cia. of roads
.5% of roads in Brazil are paved
internetworldstats.com/stats15.38% of the population use the Internet
Strong increase in Internet users
cia.Mobile phone subscribers
HIV / AIDS
200 million people
86% live in cities
730.000 live with HIV / AIDS
15.000 people died from HIV / AIDS in 2007
Roman catholic 74%
High degree of collectivism / group culture
gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2172rank.Unequal income distribution
. with more than 50
uncontacted tribes thought to live there out of
the estimated 100 worldwide.
Source: http://www.reuters.The Brazil-Peru border area is one of the world's
last refuges for such groups.
http://blog.reuters.Some groups live in the Amazon