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Syllabus of the Subject

Foreign Trade and Business in Bahia Salvador (Brazil)

  1. Introduction to the State of Bahia (Brazil)
  2. Baiano Economy
  3. Foreign Trade of Bahia
  4. Business Opportunities in Bahia:
    1. Automotive
    2. Agribusiness
    3. Footwear
    4. Energy
    5. Mining
    6. Paper
    7. Information Technology
    8. Textile
  5. Business in Salvador of Bahía
  6. Case Study: Odebrecht

Brazilian Economy

Continuing education (International Trade & Business)

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Bahía” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate: American Business, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English + Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Brasil Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Brasil Study Doctorate in International Business in French Bresil.

Foreign Trade and Business in Brazil

If Bahia were a Latin American country would be the eighth largest economy in the continent.

International Trade and Business in Bahia Salvador

Bahia is the sixth Brazilian state in potential consumer and the largest economy of the Northeast of Brazil, responsible for 33% of the GDP in South America and more than 50% of Exports.

  1. Industry: 33% of the GDP and 80% of exports
  2. Bahia recorded a trade balance of $ 3.2 billion, the best result in the history of the Baiano foreign trade
  3. Argentina and China were the two largest destinations for Baiano products
  4. “Coureiro-calçadista” complex is one of the largest of the Brazilian Economy, reaching 894 million pairs of shoes production with a turnover of $ 12.3 billion, placing Brazil as the third largest footwear producer in the World
  5. The World Cup 2014 has been an excellent opportunity for investment and achieving good business in Bahia
  6. Bahia is the second-largest tourist centre in Brazil
  7. The Carnival is the largest outdoor festival in the world
  8. Bahia has the largest brewery in the world (Anterbrew Ambev group)

The Automotive sector is one of the most interesting in Bahia.

  1. The consumer market in Northeast is booming
  2. Fourth-largest segment of Baiano industry
  3. Sixth largest cars, parts, and components exporter state
  4. Seventh largest cars, parts, and components importer
  5. 15% growth in cars, motorcycles, parts, and pieces sales
  6. Fifth largest Brazilian producer (207,000 vehicles)

Bahia has three ports - Salvador, Aratu, and Ilheus -. The State of Bahia also promotes the customs dry ports implementation in towns like Barreras, Juazeiro, Itabuna, Feria de Santana and Victoria de la Conquista.


  1. Capital: Salvador, the third largest metropolis in Brazil and declared as Historical Heritage
  2. Area: 564,692.67 km² (6.64% of the Brazilian Area), 68.7% is a semiarid region, while the coast is 1,183 kilometers, the longest coastline of all Brazilian states
  3. Bahia bounded on the north by the states of Alagoas, Sergipe, Pernambuco, Piauí; on the south with Minas Gerais and Espiritu Santo and the west with Goias and Tocantin


  1. Population: 2,948,733 inhabitants
  2. Population density: 9,000 inhabitants per km²
  3. Forecast: 3,060,540 people in 2,020
  4. Metropolitan Region: Camaçari, Candeias, Dias D'Avila, Itaparica, Lauro de Freitas, Mother of God, Son Francisco del Conde, Simões Son and beheld Cruz

Odebrecht (Corruption scandal in 2017). Founded in 1944, the organization Odebrecht works in engineering, construction, chemical, and petrochemical working in South America, North America, Africa, and Europe.

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