What does Brazil produce?


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Among other things, Brazil produces iron ore, crude oil, soybeans, sugar, poultry, coffee, chemical wood pulp, motor vehicles and aircraft. As of 2011, Brazil's exports totalled $256 billion.

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Brazil, along with China and Australia, is one of the top three producers of iron ore. Brazil's Vale S.E. is the world's largest iron ore producer. In 2011, Brazil produced 390 million metric tons of iron ore.

Thanks to the discovery of a massive oil field off its coast, Brazil is a major exporter of crude oil (number 13 in the world as of 2011). About one-third of Brazil's crude oil is shipped to the United States.

Brazil's agricultural exports include soybeans, sugar, poultry and coffee. Brazil is close to being the world's top soybean producer. Brazil exports both cane sugar and beet sugar. As of 2011, Russia was the largest importer of Brazilian sugar products. The sugar industry has allowed Brazil to break into the ethanol market. The poultry industry is also large, with Brazilian farmers claiming Brazilian poultry is served in 150 countries around the world. Major brands, such as Tyson and Yum, import Brazilian poultry.

Brazil's other non-agricultural offerings include automobiles, airplanes, helicopters and spacecrafts. Brazil's gross domestic product increased from $427 million in 1992 to $2.4 billion in 2011. Brazil's exportation of iron ore accounts for much of this drastic increase in products.

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