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Currency: Real – R$1.80 = US$1 (02/03/2010)

GDP: US$1.482 trillion (Real – 2009)

US$2.024 trillion (PPP – 2009)

GDP sector composition: (2009)

– Agriculture: 6,5%
– Industry: 25,8%
– Services: 67,7%

Per capita income (PCI): US$ 10.200 (2009)

Annual growth: 5.1% (2008)

Inflation: 4.2% (2009)

Foreign Debt: $216.1 billion (2009)

Population below poverty line: 26% (2005)

Labor force: 95.21 million (2008)

Labor for per occupation (2003):

– Agriculture 20%
– Industry 14%
– Services 66%

Unemployment rate: 7.4% (2009)
Major products:

– Industry: Textiles, shoes, chemicals, cement, sawed wood, iron ores, tin, steel, airplanes, vehicle motors and other parts, other equipment and machinery.
– Agriculture: coffee, soy, wheat, rice, corn, sugar cane, cocoa, citrus, beef.
– Natural resources: bauxite, gold, iron ore, manganese, nickel, phosphate, platinum, tin, uranium, petroleum, water resources, wood.

Land: plough land 6.6%; permaculture 0.89%; others 92.18% (2005). Irrigated land: 29,200 Km² (2003).

Business hours: Business hours go from 08 AM to 06 PM for the private sector; government departments work from 09 AM to 5 PM Lunch time is usually from noon to 1 PM. Some businesses are open on Saturdays.