Exogenous Factors Affecting the Growth of the Brazilian Economy

Using a variety of indicators, this paper looks at Brazil’s record of economic development.

The country has almost invariably been too dependent on one or two major agricultural export products, whose demand has been determined by insecure global demand and political pressures. In relative terms, poverty inequality, foreign debt, and inflation remain staggering. This paper will look at the record of Brazilian economic development in terms of these and other important indicators. Topics looked at are: 1) Brazil’s Industrial-Agricultural Sector Strategy, 2) Brazil’s International Trade Strategy, 3) The Public-Private Sector Strategy and then 4) A Look Towards The Future.