Number of the week

More than a decade of Chinese investments in Brazil

A steep fall during the pandemic was preceded by a decline in inflows from China in 2019. However, early signs are that Chinese investments in Brazil may be picking up again

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Textile plant in Yiwu, China. Photo: Marcelo Ninio/Folhapress)

Welcome to “Number of the Week,” where we choose a single figure that helps understand what is going on in Brazil. This week, we go through data of more than a decade of Chinese investments in Brazil and look at what happened to them during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

$66.1bn
invested by China in Brazil since 2007

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Brazil suffered a big drop in investments from one of its main sources: China. However, a new report by the Brazil-China Business Council (CEBC) released this week indicates that, even though Chinese investments in...

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