The official exchange rates for the Brazilian Real (BRL) are published daily by the Banco Central do Brasil (BCB) from Monday to Friday around 12:00 UTC-3 time. This report is an html document containing 126 free floating currency values, making it one of the most complete exchange rates publication in the world.
The BCB does not publish any specific historical file, but historical exchange rates can be retrieved for every month from the calendar. Historical series start at January 1999.
The Banco Central do Brasil (BCB) plugin is included with foxer currency calculator since version 9.10.
Brazil is the 13th largest economy in the world by nominal GDP and the fifth-largest country. It has a population of more than 200 million and it is dominated geographically by the Amazon River and the world’s largest rain forest.
It also has the second-largest manufacturing sector in the Americas. Accounting for 28.5 percent of GDP, Brazil’s industries range from automobiles, steel and petrochemicals to computers, aircraft, and consumer durables.
The service sector is the largest component of the gross domestic product (GDP) at 67.0 percent, followed by the industrial sector at 27.5 percent. Agriculture represents 5.5 percent of GDP (2011). The Brazilian labor force is estimated at 100.77 million of which 10 percent is occupied in agriculture, 19 percent in the industry sector and 71 percent in the service sector.
As of late 2010, Brazil’s economy is the largest in Latin America and the second largest in the Americas. From 2000 to 2012, Brazil was one of the fastest-growing major economies in the world, with an average annual GDP growth rate of over 5%. Its GDP surpassed that of the United Kingdom in 2012, temporarily making Brazil the world’s sixth-largest economy.
However, Brazil’s economic growth decelerated in 2013 and the country entered a recession in 2014. The economy started to recover in 2017, but without the previous strength.
Brazil is a member of diverse economic organizations, such as Mercosur, Unasul, G8+5, G20, WTO, Paris Club and the Cairns Group.
List of published currencies
|ANG||Guilder (Netherlands Antilles)|
|BYN||New Ruble (Belarus)|
|CDF||Franc (Congo Dem. Rep.)|
|CRC||Colon (Costa Rica)|
|CVE||Escudo (Cape Verde)|
|CZK||Koruna (Czech Republic)|
|DOP||Peso (Dominican Rep.)|
|EUR||Euro (European Union)|
|FKP||Pound (Falkland Islands)|
|GBP||Pound (United Kingdom)|
|HKD||Dollar (Hong Kong)|
|KPW||Won (Korea North)|
|KRW||Won (Korea South)|
|LKR||Rupee (Sri Lanka)|
|MOP||Pataca (Macao (Macau))|
|NIO||Gold Cordoba (Nicaragua)|
|NZD||Dollar (New Zealand)|
|PEN||New Sol (Peru)|
|PGK||Kina (Papua New Guinea)|
|SBD||Dollar (Solomon Island)|
|SLL||Leone (Sierra Leone)|
|STD||Dobra (Sao Tome & Principe)|
|TTD||Dollar (Trinidad and Tobago)|
|TWD||New Dollar (Taiwan)|
|USD||Dollar (United States of America)|
|VND||Dong (Viet Nam)|
|XDR||SDR (Int. Monetary Fund)|
|ZAR||Rand (South Africa)|
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