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Trade in Brazil

Brazil was the world’s 26th largest exporter of goods and 34th largest exporter of commercial services in 2022. Export values were $334.14 billion and $39.46 billion USD respectively. Brazil’s top export category was Agricultural products, followed by Fuels and mining products, and Manufactures. In 2022, Brazil’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to China, United States and Argentina, with trade representing 39.34 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Brazil is the world’s 26th largest importer of goods and 21st largest importer of commercial services. Import values were $292.25 billion and $79.47 billion USD respectively in 2022. Brazil’s top import category was Manufactures, followed by Machinery and transport equipment and Chemicals. Leading import partners were China, United States and Germany. Brazil is part of 9 different Regional Trade Agreements, including Brazil – Mexico and Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries (GSTP).
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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name






WTO Membership Date

1 January 1995

Legal System

civil law; note - a new civil law code was enacted in 2002 replacing the 1916 code



Number of Time Zone(s)


Additional Information

Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.


Brazilian real

Exchange Rate

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GTFP Confirming Banks

Through the IFC's Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP) bank network, local financial institutions can establish working partnerships with a vast number of major international banks in the Program that can broaden access to finance and reduce cash collateral requirements. This extends and complements the capacity of banks to deliver trade finance by providing risk mitigation on a per-transaction basis in challenging markets where trade lines may be limited.
  • UniCredit Banka DD - Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina - SWIFT: UNCRBA22

  • Banco ABC Brazil SA - Sao Paulo, Brazil - SWIFT: ABCBBRSP

  • Banco Alfa de Investimento SA - Sao Paulo, Brazil - SWIFT: AUFABRSP

  • Banco Citibank SA - Sao Paulo, Brazil - SWIFT: CITIBRBR

  • Banco Credit Agricole Brasil SA - Sao Paulo, Brazil - SWIFT: BAGBBRSP

  • Banco do Brasil SA - Sao Paulo, Brazil - SWIFT: BRASBRRJIBR

  • Banco Industrial e Comercial SA - Sao Paulo, Brazil - SWIFT: BICBBRSP

  • Banco Itau BBA SA - Sao Paulo, Brazil - SWIFT: CBBABRSP

  • Banco Itau SA - Sao Paulo, Brazil - SWIFT: ITAUBRSP

  • Banco Rabobank International Brasil SA. Sao Paulo, Brazil - SWIFT: RABOBRSP

  • Banco Santander Brasil SA - Sao Paulo, Brazil - SWIFT: BSCHBRSP

  • Banco Votorantim SA - Sao Paulo, Brazil - SWIFT: BAVOBRSP

  • Bank of China Brasil - Sao Paulo, Brazil - SWIFT: BKCHBRSP

  • BankBoston Banco Multiplo SA - Sao Paulo, Brazil - SWIFT: FNBBBRBRSPO

  • BankBoston NA Sao Paulo - Sao Paulo, Brazil - SWIFT: FNBBBRSPSPO

  • BNP Paribas Brazil - Sao Paulo, Brazil - SWIFT: BNPABRSP

  • BPN Brasil Banco Multiplo SA - Sao Paulo, Brazil - SWIFT: BPNPPTPLBRZ

  • Deutsche Bank SA Banco Alemao - Sao Paulo, Brazil - SWIFT: DEUTBRSP

  • GECEX Belo Horizonte - Belo Horizonte, Brazil - SWIFT: BRASBRRJBHE

  • GECEX Blumenau - Blumenau, Brazil - SWIFT: BRASBRRJBNU

  • GECEX Brasilia - Brasilia, Brazil - SWIFT: BRASBRRJBSA

  • GECEX Campinas - Campinas, Brazil - SWIFT: BRASBRRJCAS

  • GECEX Curitiba - Curitiba, Brazil - SWIFT: BRASBRRJCTA

  • GECEX Porto Alegre - Porto Alegre, Brazil - SWIFT: BRASBRRJPAE

  • GECEX Recife - Recife, Brazil - SWIFT: BRASBRRJRCE

  • GECEX Ribeirao Preto - Ribeirao Preto, Brazil - SWIFT: BRASBRRJRPO

  • GECEX Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - SWIFT: BRASBRRJRJO

  • GECEX Salvador - Salvador, Brazil - SWIFT: BRASBRRJSDR

  • GECEX Sao Paulo SPI - Sao Paulo, Brazil - SWIFT: BRASBRRJSBO

  • GECEX Sao Paulo SPII - Sao Paulo, Brazil - SWIFT: BRASBRRJSPO

  • GECEX Sao Paulo SPIII - Sao Paulo, Brazil - SWIFT: BRASBRRJOCO

  • Unibanco-Uniao de Bancos Brasileiros SA - Sao Paulo, Brazil - SWIFT: UBBRBRSP

Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

Government MSME Agency

  • Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (APEX-Brasil)

  • Serviço Brasileiro de Apoio às Micro e Pequenas Empresas (SEBRAE)

  • Export Promotion Agency (APEX)

Copyright Offices

  • Secretariat of Copyright and Intellectual Property

  • Ministry of Tourism

Industrial Property Offices

  • National Institute of Industrial Property

  • Ministry of Economy (INPI)

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA)

    - Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA)

    Office of International Affairs

    Phone: +(5561) 3462 5402/5404/5406


    SIA Trecho 5, Área Especial 57, Complexo ANVISA

    Bloco D, 2º Andar - NAINT.


    [email protected]
  • Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture

  • MPA

  • Secretaria de Comércio e Relações Internacionais (SCRI)
    - Secretariat of Trade and International Relations
    Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento (MAPA)
    - Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply
    Phone: +(5561) 3218 2534

    Esplanada dos Ministérios, Bloco D, 3º. andar

    [email protected]

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology - Inmetro
    Contact: Reinaldo Wacha
    (Head of the Brazilian TBT/WTO Enquiry Point)
    Paulo Roque Silva
    (Deputy Head of the Brazilian TBT/WTO Enquiry Point)
    Phone: +(55) 21 2563-5652

    Av. Nossa Sra. das Graças
    50 - Xerém, Duque de Caxias
    Building 20
    4th floor
    Rio de Janeiro RJ

    [email protected]

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Links to other helpful resources

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Last Reviewed: June, 2024

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