Brazil has the largest population in Latin America with approximately 205 millions of habitants, the biggest economy in Latin America and eighth largest economy by nominal GDP in the world as of 2015.
Proven mineral resources are extensive; large iron and manganese reserves are important sources of industrial raw materials and export earnings. Deposits of nickel, tin, chromite, uranium, bauxite, beryllium, copper, lead, tungsten, zinc, gold, and other minerals are exploited. High-quality coking-grade coal required in the steel industry is in short supply.
Diverse industries range from automobiles, steel and petrochemicals to computers, aircraft, and consumer durables.
Strong Agro business that in the foreign markets, is responsible for 25 percent of global exports of raw cane and refined sugar; it is the world leader in soybean exports and is responsible for 80 percent of the planet's orange juice, and since 2003, has had the highest sales figures for beef and chicken, coffee among the countries that deal in this sector.
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