Brazil PESTLE Insights – A Macroeconomic Outlook Report

Pages: 45 Published: February 16, 2023 Report Code: GDER0020

Mining, manufacturing, and utilities contributed 19.8% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2022, followed by financial intermediation, real estate and business activities (15.6%), and wholesale, retail and hotels sector (15%). According to GlobalData, the three sectors are expected to grow by 7%, 6.5% and 4.7%, respectively, in 2023.

Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte are the major cities of Brazil which contributed 30% to the country’s GDP and comprised 18.8% of the country’s population in 2022, according to the GlobalData’s city database

Overall, the BOVESPA (Brazil Stock Market) Index exhibited a marginally increasing trend over last one year. As of January 12, 2023, the Index stood at 1,12,517.1, compared to 1,05,685.7 on January 12, 2022.


According to the new transport minister Renan Filho, the Brazilian government planned to spend a budget of BRL20 billion ($3.87 billion) on infrastructure in 2023.

Reasons to Buy

Macroeconomic Outlook Report identifies the potentials of the country as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure.

PESTLE Insights provides 360 degree view of the economy which can be used as a strategic tool to understand the market dynamics, business potentials and direction of operations

Along with providing the country’s snapshot, the report captures the risk factors pertaining to the macroeconomic risks, political environment, legal environment, demographic and social structure effectiveness, technology & infrastructure and natural and geographic aspects that might impact business.

This report also highlights key clusters/cities which contribute significantly to the country GDP and population along with major companies’ presence in these areas.

Key Players


Table of Contents

List of Exhibits

Did You Know?

Country Highlights

Key Economic Updates

Country Snapshot

Political Landscape

Economic Landscape

Social Landscape

Technological Landscape

Legal Landscape

Environmental Landscape


List of Figures

Exhibit 1: Brazil’s performance in terms of its country risk analysis in comparison to Latin America and the World

Exhibit 2: Performance overview (Score: 1–100)

Exhibit 3: Broad categories and weights behind the index

Exhibit 4: BOVESPA Index (January 2022 – January 2023)

Exhibit 5: Key sectors contribution to the economy (2018–25f)

Exhibit 6: FDI inflows to Brazil, FDI outflows from Brazil, and FDI inward stock, FDI outward stock (2017–21)

Exhibit 7: Value and number of Greenfield FDI projects in Brazil and of net cross border M&A deals in Brazil (2017–21)

Exhibit 8: Key infrastructure indicators

Exhibit 9: Real GDP and household consumption growth rate (2018–25f)

Exhibit 10: Real GDP growth rate comparison (2021)

Exhibit 11: Export, import and trade balance (2018–25f)

Exhibit 12: Current account balance (2018–25f)

Exhibit 13: Top three commodity exports, % of total exports (2017–21)

Exhibit 14: Ores, slag and ash, % of total World exports (2021)

Exhibit 15: Interest rates (December 2017 – December 2022)

Exhibit 16: Exchange rate and inflation (2018–2025f)

Exhibit 17: Public finance (2018–25f)

Exhibit 18: General government debt (2018–25f)

Exhibit 19: Unemployment rate (2018–25f)

Exhibit 20: Average annual wages (2018–25f)

Exhibit 21: Labor cost index (2018–25f)

Exhibit 22: Rural/urban share of total population (1995, 2005, 2015, 2025)

Exhibit 23: Age-group share of total population (1995, 2005, 2015, 2025)

Exhibit 24: Gender split (1995, 2005, 2015, 2025)

Exhibit 25: Internet users % of total population, mobile penetration rate and broadband penetration rate (2022e)

Exhibit 26: Number of patents granted per million population (2020)

Exhibit 27: High-technology exports (% of manufactured exports) (2021 or latest available)

Exhibit 28: Rule of law rankings (2022)

Exhibit 29: Corruption perceptions index (rankings) (2022)

Exhibit 30: CO2 emissions (2017–21)


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