An Analysis of Brazil’s Economy Relative to Its Capital Flows



It’s not uncommon for a nation with a low savings rate to have a need for external sources of capital to finance domestic growth and Brazil is no different. The latest data shows that its savings rate is roughly 20 percent of GDP. In its peer group (BRICS), China’s saving rate is approximately 54 percent of GDP and India’s is around 35 percent of GDP. The data for Russia and South Africa compare more closely to Brazil.


Foreign Direct Investment Monetary Policy Euro Area Capital Flow Advanced Economy 
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