If you’re looking for data about Brazil’s economy and business it may not obvious where to start. Here we outline two good starting points for your search. Brazil is the world’s seventh largest economy and with a burgeoning middle class it has a lot to be excited about. As a BRIC country and a country that is still developing at quite a rapid pace, it is to be expected that the data available for Brazil might be less rich than for countries such as the US. However, there are some strong sources. We’ve chosen these two sources because they have an excellent range and breadth of data as well as strong credibility.
The Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia is a great source for Brazilian data. This covers a range of data-types from the economy, to geoscience to demographics. It is a governmental source and so is a strong official source of data.
The World Bank also has some excellent resources for Brazil with a large array of downloadable time series from their databank. The World Bank is a very well-known organization and will lend your presentation credibility.
It’s not easy to find great sources on Brazil, so if you have suggestions please do share them with us through our comment space.