Brazil produces agricultural goods, such as coffee and sugarcane; forest products, such as pulp and raw wood; mined products; and durable goods, such as automobiles, machinery and textiles. Agricultural goods comprise about 6 percent of Brazil's GDP, while manufactured and mined goods comprise around 25 percent.
Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world, and is home to varied ecosystems, from vast plains to the Amazon rain forest. The fertile southern region of the country is ideal for growing grains, sugarcane and oilseeds. The soils in the northern and central regions of the country, while arid and somewhat marginal, are suitable for grazing livestock and growing soybeans, which are both major Brazilian exports. Cocoa, tropical fruits and forest goods are produced in the northeast of Brazil, where some of the world's largest undisturbed natural forests are located. Pine and eucalyptus are the major species harvested from Brazil's forests. These trees are processed into several different products, such as plywood, paper, flooring and furniture.
Brazil has a diverse manufacturing sector that includes electronics, automobiles and transport equipment, cement and other construction materials, textiles and leather products. Mining and oil extraction are also key components of Brazil's economy, and the country is a major exporter of iron ore, tin and aluminum.