Economic Relations Brazil - Austria

Companies ♦ Published: January 23, 2019; 20:48 ♦ (Vindobona)

Brazil experienced the worst recession in its history with GDP declining by 3.8 % (2015) and 3.5 % (2016) respectively. By 2017, the recession had bottomed out and GDP had risen slightly by 1 %. After sharp declines in the recession years, Austrian export figures to Brazil have now been recovering for two years. In 2017 Austria was able to increase its exports by 26.4 % year-on-year to EUR 725 million, and in the first three quarters of 2018 there was a further increase of 19.3 %.

Austrian export figures to Brazil have now recovered. / Picture: © Brazilian and Austrian crossed flags by

Situation of the Brazilian economy

With expected growth of 1.2 %, 2018 remains well below original expectations.

For 2019 to 2022, analysts expect robust growth rates averaging 2.4 % per year.

Accordingly, the confidence index of Brazil's industrial entrepreneurs (ICEI) has risen to its highest level since 2012.

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