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Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Despite political and economic crises, the largest country in Latin American remains an interesting place for Swiss entrepeneurs. Brazil is the world’s seventh-largest economy and Switzerland is the forth-highest income per capita of Europe. In the other hand, Switzerland can be an exceptional opportunity to base a Brazilian company aiming european markets.

Brazilian exports, imports and trade balance with Switzerland 2019

Exports US$ Millions

1.243,6

53,3% Var.
2019/2018

Imports US$ Millions

2.571,5

14,7% Var.
2019/2018

Balance US$ Millions

3.815,1

25,0% Var.
2019

Brazillian Deficit US$ Millions

-1.327,9

Deficit
2019

Trade Balance

Historically, the trade balance between Brazil and Switzerland shows us a deficit for brazillians, as Brazil ends up importing more products than exporting to Switzerland. Notice however, that there are plenty of opportunities to grow the trade between the two countries as whole.

MAIN TRADED PRODUCTS

Swiss Exports to Brazil in 2019

5 main industries

  • Chemicals and associated products
  • Machinery, units, electronics
  • Precision instruments, watches and jewellery
  • Agricultural and forestry products, fishery
  • Metals
Brazilian Exports to Switzerland 2019

5 main industries

  • Precious metals, precious and semi-precious stones
  • Agricultural and forestry products, fishery
  • Chemicals and associated products
  • Precision instruments, watches and jewellery
  • Machinery, units, electronics

Largest trading partner in Latin America

Brazil is Switzerland’s largest trading partner in Latin America. The governments of Switzerland and Brazil concluded a strategic agreement in 2008. This agreement created a wide range of areas for cooperation between the two countries. Switzerland and Brazil signed treaties in the areas of science, mutual legal assistance and justice, exchange of information on tax issues, air traffic and social security.

Brazil is home to the second largest Swiss community in Latin America and many Swiss companies have a base in the country. Switzerland is an excellent place for Brazilian companies to set up their headquarters in Europe mainly because it offers a stable environment, high standard of living and competitive taxes

Main Swiss companies in Brazil

About 350 companies of Swiss origin have operations in Brazil. Large companies such as ABB, Adecco, Aryzta, Autoneum, Blaser, Barry Callebaut, Bobst, Bühler, Clariant, Credit Suisse, Dufry, Ferring, Firmenich, Givaudan, Huber + Suhner, Lafarge-Holcim, Liebherr, Lindt, Lonza, MSC, Nestlé , Novartis, Panalpina, Precious Woods, Richemont, Roche, Atlas Schindler Lifts, R&M, Rolex, SGS, Sig Combibloc, Sigvaris, Sika, Sulzer, Swatch, Swiss International Air Lines, Swiss Re, Swissport, Syngenta, UBS Victorinox, Zurich, Zürcher Kantonalbank among others.

Main Brazilian companies in Switzerland

Some of the main Brazilian companies that invest in Switzerland are: CBMM, Vale, Vicunha, Banco Safra, Itaú Private Bank, Biomechanics, Stefanini IT, Suzano, EFW Capital Advisors, Welle Laser.

Brazil is also present through small and micro companies set up by Brazilian citizens in Switzerland. Among the several different types, there are law firms, travel agencies, restaurants, shops and beauty salons among aothers.

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