Overview of the facts of Brazilian economy from Wikipedia.
The economy of Brazil is the world’s seventh largest by nominal GDP and eighth largest by purchasing power parity.
Brazil has moderately free markets and an inward-oriented economy. Its economy is the largest in Latin American nations and the second largest in the western hemisphere.
Brazil is one of the fastest-growing major economies in the world with an average annual GDP growth rate of over 5 percent. In Brazilian reais, its GDP was estimated at R$ 3.143 trillion in 2009. The Brazilian economy has been predicted to become one of the five largest economies in the world in the decades to come.
The main financial centers in Brazil are the city and States of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.