Foreign direct investment in June lowest for Brazil since 1995

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Brazilian Central Bank building. Photo: RafaStock/Shutterstock

In June, foreign direct investment (FDI) in Brazil totaled USD 174 million, the worst for the month since 1995, when the historical series began. Compared to June 2020 — when the total FDI added up to USD 5.2 billion — it represents a 96.7-percent decrease, according to data provided by Brazil’s Central Bank. 

The June 2021 results are the product of a net inflow of USD 2.5 million against an outflow of USD 2.3 billion. During the first semester, the total direct investment reached USD 25.7 billion, 8.3-percent more than 2020. There is an expectation that the economic recovery scenario for 2021 and 2022 will help increase those figures.