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US$ 51.66mn
FDI inflows to India from April 2000-March 2021

US$ 12,202.25mn

Bilateral trade in 2021-22

Indian community living in Brazil

19th largest

Economy in the world

No. 1

The State of Sao Paulo is the world´s number one producer of sugar, sugar cane ethanol, and oranges

Third Largest

The state of Sao Paulo is the third largest automobile manufacturer in Latin America


Modern, efficient and competitive, Brazil has become one of the world's largest producers and exporters of agricultural products

Priority sectors

Renewable energy, life sciences, oil and gas and infrastructure are other priority sectors


Brazil is the 71st most competitive nation in the world out of 140 countries ranked in the Global Competitiveness Report 2018 published by the World Economic Forum

India's Exports and Imports to Brazil

Country / Region:  BRAZIL

S.No. \Year 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
1. EXPORT 3,063.49 3,800.49 3,967.39 4,244.94 6,488.97
2. %Growth 24.06 4.39 7.00 52.86
3. India’s Total Export 303,526.16 330,078.09 313,361.04 291,808.48 422,004.40
4. %Growth 8.75 -5.06 -6.88 44.62
5. %Share 1.01 1.15 1.27 1.45 1.54
6. IMPORT 5,498.22 4,406.43 3,074.97 3,015.99 5,713.28
7. %Growth -19.86 -30.22 -1.92 89.43
8. India’s Total Import 465,580.99 514,078.42 474,709.28 394,435.88 613,052.05
9. %Growth 10.42 -7.66 -16.91 55.43
10. %Share 1.18 0.86 0.65 0.76 0.93
11. TOTAL TRADE 8,561.71 8,206.92 7,042.36 7,260.92 12,202.25
12. %Growth -4.14 -14.19 3.10 68.05
13. India’s Total Trade 769,107.15 844,156.51 788,070.32 686,244.36 1,035,056.45
14. %Growth 9.76 -6.64 -12.92 50.83
15. %Share 1.11 0.97 0.89 1.06 1.18
16. TRADE BALANCE -2,434.73 -605.94 892.42 1,228.95 775.69
17. India’s Trade Balance -162,054.83 -184,000.33 -161,348.24 -102,627.40 -191,047.65

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Agricultural exports

    Non-alcoholic beverages other than waters of 2202.10 (not incl. fruit/veg. … (220290)
    Whiskies (220830)
    Wine other than sparkling wine of fresh grapes, incl. fortified; grape must with fermentation prevented/arrested by the addition of alcohol, in containters of 2 l/less (220421)


    Guts, bladders & stomachs of animals (other than fish), whole & pieces ther … (050400)
    Meat of bovine animals, fresh/chilled, boneless (020130)
    Meat of bovine animals, frozen, boneless (020230)


    Maize (corn), other than seed (100590)
    Malt, not roasted (110710)
    Semi-milled/wholly milled rice, whether or not polished/glazed (100630)
    Wheat/meslin flour (110100)


    Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of 80% vol. (220710)


    Chocolate & oth. food preps. cont. cocoa (excl. of 1806.20-1806.32) (180690)
    Cocoa beans, whole/broken, raw/roasted (180100)


    Cheese (excl. of 0406.10-0406.40) (040690)
    Fresh (unripened/uncured) cheese, incl. whey cheese, & curd (040610)
    Milk in powder/granules/oth. solid form, fat content by wt. not >1.5% (040210)
    Milk in powder/granules/oth. solid form, unsweetened, fat content by wt. >1 … (040221)


    Active yeasts (210210)
    Food preps., n.e.s. (210690)
    Preparations for infant use, put up for rs (190110)


    Apples, fresh (080810)
    Garlic, fresh/chilled (070320)
    Olives, presvd./presvd. othw. than by vinegar/acetic acid, not frozen, othe … (200570)
    PEARS- FRESH (080830)
    Potatoes, prepd./presvd. othw. than by vinegar/acetic acid, frozen, other t … (200410)
    Vegetable seeds, of a kind used for sowing (120991)


    Dried vegetables, n.e.s.; mixts. of dried vegetables, whole/cut/sliced/brok … (071290)
    Kidney beans, incl. white pea beans (Phaseolus vulgaris), dried, shelled, w … (071333)


    Fish fillets, frozen, hake (Merluccius Spp, Urophycis spp.) (030474)
    Fish fillets; frozen, catfish (Pangasius spp
    Silurus spp., Clarias spp. Ictalurus spp.)
    Fish; fresh or chilled, Atlantic salmon
    (Salmo salar) and Danube salmon (Hucho
    hucho), excluding fillets, Iivers, roes, and
    other fish meat of heading 0304
    Fish; saltedor in brine, not
    dried or smoked, other than edible
    fish offal n.e.C. in item no.
    0305.6 (030569)
    Fish: salted or In brine, not
    dried or smoked, other than edible
    fish offal, cod (Gadus morhua, Gadus
    ogac, Gadus macrocephalus) (030562)


    Husked (brown) rice (100620)

Employment Opportunities

*Information subject to changes amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Most foreign nationals and immigrants work in the cities of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais. Sufficient knowledge of Portuguese is a must; there is a huge technical skill shortage in Brazil. However, you should know that working in Brazil is usually possible only with sufficient knowledge of Portuguese. Expats in Brazil are typically transferees from foreign and multi-national companies which operate local branches in the country.

The Indian community of PIOs/NRIs in Brazil is small, numbering around 4,700 people, with a majority of them living in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Manaus. The Indian community mainly comprises professionals, businessmen and some scientists/researchers in space, agriculture, physics and biotechnology.

More Info: Brazil Immigration and Visa Services
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Embassy of Brazil in New Delhi

    Farm workers

    Brazil is home to a thriving agriculture industry, being the world’s largest producer of cattle, tropical fruits and sugarcane and world-leading coffee producers for more than a century.

    Brazil Immigration and Visa ServicesMinistry of Foreign Affairs

    Engineers (chemical, civil, electronic and mechanical).

    Most of the foreign expatriates working in Brazil are employed in areas such as engineering or the high-tech sector.
    The country needs an additional 20,000 engineers a year to keep up with ambitious plans to modernize its obsolete infrastructure and tap massive offshore oil reserves.

    Brazil Immigration and Visa ServicesMinistry of Foreign AffairsNational Confederation of Industry, Brazil

    Accountants, auditors and financial analysts

    There are several large banks in Brazil, looking to fill up vacancies all the time.

    Brazil Immigration and Visa ServicesMinistry of Foreign AffairsEmbassy of Brazil in New Delhi

    Doctors, nurses, public healthcare workers

    Brazil is the largest healthcare market in Latin America and spends 9.1 percent of its GDP in healthcare.The government hopes that its Mais Médicos programme, aimed at attracting doctors from abroad, will help Brazil reach 600,000 physicians by 2026.

    Brazil Immigration and Visa ServicesMinistry of Foreign AffairsPan American Health Organisation

    Software engineer, partner technology manager, IT professionals, Data scientist, Business analyst, developer programmer

    According to the Brazilian Association of Software Companies – (ABES), Brazilian Information Technologies (IT) market grew 9.8% in 2018, reaching US$ 47 billion. It surpassed previous forecasts of 4.1 percent growth for the period and will continue to grow in 2019. There are currently 19,372 companies of IT services in Brazil, from which 27.3% (5,294) are specialised in the Software Development production

    The Brazilian government has conducted several studies to improve the information and communication technologies (ICT) market and to address challenges and gaps in Brazil’s adoption of its Digital Transformation Strategy.

    Brazil Immigration and Visa ServicesMinistry of Foreign AffairsAbes Brazilian Association of the Companies of Software.

    Process Mining Consultant

    Brazil is the world’s ninth-largest country and has rich reserves of important metals such as bauxite (Aluminium), iron ore, niobium and nickel. Brazil is also a leading producer of precious metals such as gold. Mineral products and mining account for 2% of Brazil’s GDP. Big companies provide job opportunities for expats

    Brazil Immigration and Visa ServicesMinistry of Foreign AffairsPortal of Mining

    The country is on a path to ramp up oil and gas production to propel the economy forward. The oil and gas production will increase significantly in the coming years and push Brazil to become a major world producer. he last oil auction was held in Rio de Janeiro on 6-7 November 2019.

    Brazil Immigration and Visa ServicesMinistry of Foreign AffairsEmbassy of Brazil in New Delhi

    Teachers of English as a foreign language

    Due to the competitive job market, one of the easiest ways for foreign applicants to find a job in Brazil is through teaching English. The majority of demand for teachers is found in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. To teach in Brazil, you must meet the following criteria:
    Two years of teaching experience at the appropriate level
    A Bachelor degree in a relevant area of focus
    A Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate, if you’re teaching in a private school

    Brazil Immigration and Visa ServicesMinistry of Foreign AffairsEmbassy of Brazil in New Delhi

    Production: 27,000,000 tons (2018); 36,375,000 tons ( 2017); 37,389,000 tons (2016)
    Reserve: 2,600.000,000 tons (9.3% of global reserves)


    Production: 81 tons (2018)
    Reserve: 2,400 tons (4% of global reserves)


    Production – 96,800 tons (2018)
    Reserve – 72,000,000 tons ( 28.8% of global reserves)


    Iron Ore:
    Production – 460,000,000 tons ( 2018); 453,703,000 tons (2017); 421, 358,000 tons (2016)
    Reserve – 28,603,000,000 tons (16.8% of global reserves)


    Production – 2,000,000 tons ( 2018)




    Production: 1200,000 tons (2018)
    Reserve: 136,492,000 tons (19.3% of global reserves)



    Production: 80,000 tonnes (2018)
    Reserve: 15,991,000 tons (18.9% of global reserve)


    Production: 80,000 tons ( 2018)
    Reserve: 16,166,000 tons


    Production: 18,000 tons ( 2018)
    Reserve: 382,700 tons (8.8% of global reserves)


    Production: 6,300 tons (2018)
    Reserve: 119,000 tons (0.6% of global reserve)


    Reserve: 7,000,000 tons (15% of global reserves)


Priority Sectors

Here are the leading sectors of opportunities for foreign investors

Top Import/ Export Items

India's top import from Brazil
  • Petroleum products
  • Cane sugar
  • Copper ore
  • Soya oil
  • Gold
  • Bulk minerals and ores
India's top export to Brazil
  • Diesel
  • Organic chemicals
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Nuclear reactors
  • Boilers
  • Machinery and mechanical appliances
  • Textile products
  • Agro-chemicals
  • Synthetic yarn
  • Auto components and parts

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