210,147,125 (2019)

Official language



BRL R$ - Brazilian Real



Time Zone

UTC-2 to -5 (BRL)

Dialling Code


Area (sq. miles)



$3,328 trillion

Important Ministries

Ministry of Education (Ministério da Educação) is a cabinet-level federal ministry of Brazil. It is tasked with coordinating national education policy and daily affairs, from early childhood to the post-graduate level.

VAT on Books

0% for books and ebooks

Fixed Book Price Systems


Trade Associations

Brazilian Book Chamber (Câmara Brasileira)
do Livro or CBL) represents more than 500 associates in Brazil. Its mission is to expand the Brazilian publishing market through the democratisation of book access and promotion of actions to disseminate and encourage reading.

Brazilian Association of Reprographic Rights (Associação Brasileira de Direitos Reprográficos or ABDR) is a non-profit civil association that gathers several Brazilian publishers in defence of copyrights and editorials.


Annual Book Fairs

Festa Literária Internacional de Paraty (FLIP) held for 5 days in July.

Bienal do Livro held every year alternating between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, over 10 days in August/September.

Translations Programmes

National Library Foundation has a programme that supports the translation and publishing of Brazilian authors up to 2020.
Translation and Publication Grant Programme (TEDA) provides funding for publishers interested in publishing Brazilian authors’ works.
Brazilian Publishers promote several translation support programmes for international publishers.

Trade Magazines



Directory of Brazilian Publishers 2016 (Brazilian Publishers)

Directory of Brazilian Publishers (SNEL)

Useful Contacts

British Council

Email: contato@britishcouncil.org.br
Tel: +55 11 2126-7500

Joanna Crellin, Consul-General São Paulo and Regional Director of Trade & Investment Latin America and The Caribbean
Email: crellin@fco.gov.uk

Vanessa Barbalat, Export Services & Performance Manager, São Paulo
Email: barbalat3@fco.gov.uk

Anne Solai, Experience Economy, Creative Industries, São Paulo
Email: solai@fco.gov.uk

Department for International Trade

Email: DITBrazil@fco.gov.uk
Tel: + 55 61 3329 2300