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Oil & Gas

Brazil currently represents the largest marketplace in the world for capital expenditure on oil and gas production. The latest estimate (November 2014) is that the investment will be around US$ 500 billion over the next decade (Source: ANP).

The UK Supply Chain has world class capabilities built on its experience in the North Sea since the 1960s. In all sectors, Upstream, Midstream and Downstream, UK companies are well placed to support the developing oil and gas industry in Brazil

The Brazil Business Hub has links with key industry bodies both in the UK and Brazil. These include the Energy Industry Council (EIC), The National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) and Petrobras. The Hub is also linked directly to UKTI’s oil and gas specialist teams in the UK and Brazil, together with UKTI’s High Value Opportunities (HVO) team. Our services complement and channel the work of these agencies, enabling us to deliver focused value for individual clients.

Automotive

Brazil is a major automotive producer. In 2013 around 2.74 million passenger cars were manufactured in the country (the UK produced 1.51 million). Around 1 million commercial vehicles were also produced.

Companies currently manufacturing in Brazil include:

  • JCB (São Paulo)
  • Fiat S.p.A (Minas Gerais)
  • Volkswagen AG (São Paulo and Parana)
  • General Motors Co (Rio Grande do Sul)
  • Renault S.A (Curitiba)
  • Ford Motor Co (Bahia, São Paulo x 3, )
  • Peugeot S.A.  (Rio de Janeiro)
  • Toyota Motor Co (São Paulo x 4)
  • Honda Motor Co (São Paulo, Manaus)
  • Hyundai Motors Co (São Paulo)
  • Daimler AG (Minas Gerais)

Jaguar Land Rover is set to become the first British carmaker to open a manufacturing facility in Brazil. It is anticipated that the first vehicles will come off the assembly line in Itatiaia during 2016.

The Brazil Business Hub has links with key industry bodies both in the UK and Brazil. These include the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT), and ABEIFA – Brazil’s association of vehicle importers and manufacturers. We are also linked directly to UKTI’s specialist teams in the UK and Brazil, together with UKTI’s High Value Opportunities (HVO) team. Our services complement and channel the work of these agencies, enabling us to deliver focused value for individual clients.

Aerospace / Airport

Aerospace

Brazil is a major aerospace producer, with an established supply chain centred on the national champion Embraer. In 2013 the industry achieved an overall turnover of US$7 billion of which exports from Brazil amounted to US$5.4 billion.

Brazil’s aeronautical sector supplies a wide range of products including airplanes, helicopters, structural segments, engines, aircraft/engines parts, on board systems and equipment, plus air traffic control systems.

Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services are provided to civil and military aircraft of all sizes including major checks, structural modifications, engine and components overhaul. Some companies are FAA Approved Repair Stations and EASA Approved Maintenance Organizations (AMO).

The defence segment offers aircraft designed to meet specific mission requirements as well as weapon systems, equipment, non guided and guided weapons, and systems integration.

The space segment offers small satellites, satellite structures, payloads, satellite equipment, ground systems, propulsion, sounding rockets and launchers. It also offers services related to the usage of satellites images, consulting and other specialized services.

Airport Development

Along with many other areas of civil infrastructure Brazil has for many years suffered from chronic underinvestment in its airports. A major investment programme under the PAC regime, is currently enabling the refurbishment and development of existing and new airport infrastructure across the country. From January 2011 to June 2014, R11.3 billion was invested in main Brazilian airports, leading to a substantial increase in capacity – from 215 million passengers per year to 285 million per year.

A key feature of the airport development programme is the awarding of long term build and operate concessions. For example,  Rio de Janeiro’s Galeao international airport is currently being refurbished and extended by a consortium comprising engineering firm Odebrecht and Singapore airport operator Changi, which paid 19 billion Reais (8.24 billion dollars) for a 25-year concession.

In addition to increased investments stemming from the concessions of major federal airports, the Brazilian government is pushing to expand regional airports in order to create a better infrastructure for domestic flights in Brazil.

For UK airport infrastructure supply chain partners, a key part of the approach to the Brazilian market is to engage with the concession programme, both with existing operators and with consortia bidding for forthcoming concessions.

The Brazil Business Hub has links with key industry bodies including the British Aviation Group and the Aerospace Industries Association of Brazil (AIAB). We are also linked directly to UKTI’s specialist teams in the UK and Brazil, together with UKTI’s High Value Opportunities team. Our services complement and channel the work of these agencies, enabling us to deliver focused value for individual clients.

Medical

The Brazilian Healthcare Industry, despite struggling to meet the demands generated by the country’s 200 million population, is gradually receiving increased investment.

The Brazilian medical device market is the largest in Latin America and was valued at US$5.6bn in 2013. However per capita spending is low at US$28.2 in 2013. Medical device imports supply around half of the medical device market and were valued at US$3.0bn in 2013.

Medical devices in Brazil are regulated by the Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA). In order to import and distribute a medical device in Brazil, the device must be registered with Anvisa. The length of time between filing an application for registration and final approval by the government can take between three months and two years to complete. Manufacturers must also obtain a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certificate from Anvisa in order to register their products.

The public healthcare system, the Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS), is perceived by some users to be time consuming and lacking in quality equipment and doctors. Many Brazilians now opt for private health care. From January 2004 to January 2014 the number of people using some form of private health care service has increased from 32 million to 50 million.

The Brazil Business Hub has links with key industry bodies including Medilink. We are also linked directly to UKTI’s specialist teams in the UK and Brazil, together with UKTI’s High Value Opportunities team. Our services complement and channel the work of these agencies, enabling us to deliver focused value for individual clients.

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