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Brazil by the numbers

Learn more about Brazil and the country's Healthcare industry:

  • One of the top 5 global markets for pharmaceuticals and devices.

  • A US$ 2,09 trillion GDP and a US$ 10,377.49 GDP per capita in 2013

  • Per capita health investment growth of 247% in the last 10 years

  • 23,8% of the total federal budget destined to the Ministry of Health

Public Health Care Market 


  • Almost 151 million Brazilians depend exclusively on the public health care system.

  • All citizens, even those who pay for private health care, have the constitutional right  to use the public system.

  • Public Health is financed not only by the federal government, but also by the States and Municipalities.

  • Federal investment in drug distribution was superior to US$ 3,8 billion in 2013



Supplementary (Private) Health Care Market 


  • Almost 49 million Brazilians have private health plans, the second largest supplementary health care market in the Americas.

  • In 2012, a total of US$ 34,2 billion was spent by private health plans on patient assistance, a 344% growth in 10 years

  • Hospitalizations and therapies covered in this market represent 45% of the total expenses made by private health companies

  • Diagnostic tests represent 21% of the total expenses made by private health companies

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