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Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world, the sixth most populous, and the seventh country in Internet usage. It is very large and makes up half of South America. Forests cover 65% of its territory and includes the world's largest tropical rain forest in the Amazon River basin. The Amazon River is the world's largest. Brazil is south of the equator and has mostly a tropical climate. Portuguese is the official language.

Brazil is a federal republic consisting of twenty-six states, and one federal district (Brasilia, the capital). Each state is technically autonomous, with a legislative body and an elected governor. Voting is universal and compulsory for ages eighteen to seventy. The presidential term is five years.

Internet Usage Statistics:
139,111,185 Internet users in June, 2017, 65.9% of the population, according to IWS.

Brazil Facebook Subscribers:
111,000,000 Facebook subscribers in June, 2017, 52.5% of the population, according to Facebook.
Latest Population Estimate:
211,243,220 population for 2017, according to the IBGE.

Gross National Income:
GNI per capita is US$ 9,850 (2016) according to World Bank

Brazil Country Area and Maps:
8,544,418 sq km - see Brazil maps.

Brazilian Statistics and Links:
The Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics - IBGE.

Internet Growth and Population Statistics:



Internet Users

% Pen.

GNI p.c.

Usage Source




2.9 %

$ 3,570





14.1 %

$ 3,460

C. I. Almanac




17.2 %

$ 3,460

I. T. U.




22.8 %

$ 4,730

I. T. U.




34.4 %

$ 5,910

I. T. U.




45.6 %

$ 10,720





57.6 %

$ 11,760





67.5 %

$ 11,760





65.9 %

$ 9,850


Note: GNI is Gross National Income per capita, and corresponds to
World Bank data in US dollars.

Search Engines and Directories:
Search Engines in Brazil.

Brazilian Internet Usage, Broadband and Telecommunications Market Reports

Brazil - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media
Supported by a population of over 204 million, the Brazilian telecoms market is among the largest in Latin America. Telecoms revenue has been adversely affected by the ongoing economic crisis which has dented consumer confidence and reduced spend on services.
Report Summary

Brazil - Digital Economy and Digital Media Statistics and Analyses
Brazil's digital media market is the largest in Latin America. In recent years the main operators have successfully developed quad-play services incorporating fixed line and mobile voice and data services as well as broadband and TV offerings. There is considerable room for further growth, which has encouraged investors such as AT&T to gain a foothold in the market. This activity was also stimulated by the pay TV law of 2011 which removed restrictions on foreign investment and on telcos being able to provide pay TV services alongside broadcasters.
Report Summary

Brazil - Fixed Broadband Market, Statistics and Analyses
Brazil has one of the largest broadband markets in Latin America, though broadband penetration is only slightly above the Latin American average, trailing behind neighbouring Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay.
Report Summary

Brazil - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband Operators, Statistics and Analyses
Brazil has one of the largest mobile markets in Latin America, with four major mobile operators offering a range of voice and data services. All four operators have secured spectrum in the 2.5GHz band with which they are expanding their LTE networks and so capitalising on consumer demand for mobile data services.
Report Summary

Brazil - Telecoms, Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations, Statistics and Analyses
The Brazilian fixed-line market has been adversely affected by consumers substituting services for mobile and VoIP solutions. Teledensity, at about 20%, is slightly higher than average for Latin America but less than half the rate found in other advanced economies. Report Summary

Brazil Country Profile:

Brazil Profile by the BBC

World Bank News on Brazil

CIA Factbook on Brazil

Brazil - The Economist
Brazil country briefings from The Economist.

Lanic - Brazil
Site with links about Brazil, maintained
by the University of Texas at Austin.

Wikipedia about Brazil
History, politics, geography, economy and demographics of Brasil.

e-Commerce in Brazil
Statistics and data about e-commerce in Brasil (in Portuguese).

Brazil Internet Usage

Brazilian residential internet users have nearly double in the last three years. The number of people with internet access at home reached 35.5 million in June, almost twice the 18.3 million registered in June 2005, according to an Ibope/ NetRatings study released July 23, 2008.

The number of active residential users, aka those who used the internet at home at least once during June, was 22.9 million, also nearly double the 11.5 million registered in June 2005. The Brazilian government approved in June, 2005 a law that gave fiscal incentives to increase the competitiveness in the computer market, this measure resulted in a surge in computer sales.

On another hand, the average time that Brazilians spend on the internet per month jumped from 16 hours and 54 minutes in June 2005 to 23 hours and 12 minutes in June 2008, a rise of 39.8 percent. The figure, however, is lower than in May, 2008, when Brazilians had an average online time of 23 hours and 48 minutes, but it is enough to maintain Brazil as the world country where people spend most time surfing the internet at home. By the way, Germans are the runner-ups spending an average of 20 hours and 11 minutes online per month at home.

Keep tuned to the Latin American Telecommunications Reports.New statistics, figures and updates become available all the time.

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