Portuguese direct investment in Brazil rises 78 percent in first half

28 July 2010

Brasilia, Brazil, 28 April – Direct investment in Brazil by Portuguese companies totalled US$26 million in the first half of the year, or 78 percent more than in the same period of 2009, according to figures published in Brasilia by the Brazilian central bank.

Also according to the figures, Portugal ranked 13th amongst the companies to invest most in Brazil from January to June, 2010.

The top four investors in Brazil were Switzerland (US$4.916 billion), the United States (US$2.536 billion), France (US$1.953 billion) and the Netherlands (US$1.822 billion).

In total foreign direct investment (FDI) in Brazil in the first six months of this year was US$12.058 billion, as compared to US$12.665 billion in the same period of 2009.

In the first half of this year, FDI in the production sector of the Brazilian economy totalled US$708 million, of which US$27 million were form Portugal. (macauhub)