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BRICS (eng. BRICS – short for Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) – the group of five countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa.

The sequence of letters in a word determined not only by euphony, but also by the fact that the word itself in English transcription BRICS is similar to the English word bricks, so this term is used to designate a group of countries, to ensure the future growth of the world economy.

ABOUT BRICS COUNTRIES: FACTS AND NUMBERS
29% world area
12,6% 17125 square kilometers
7,1% 9600 square kilometers
6,3% 8506 square kilometers
2,4% 3287 square kilometers
0,9% 1221 square kilometers
31% of world GDP
  • 11,7% 11,4 billion $
  • 7,2%   2,3
  • 2,6%   1,7
  • 3,2%   1,3
  • 0,6%   0,2
42% of the world population
19,2% 1371 million
17,3% 1254 million
2,8% 204 million
2,0% 146 million
0,7% 55 million
121 000 children are born in the BRICS countries
everyday
18% of world export
  • 15,1% 2 429 billion $
  • 2,4% 393 billion $
  • 1,7% 275 billion $
  • 1,4% 224 billion $
  • 0,6% 97 billion $
BRICS
Currencies
  • Chinese
    yuan
  • Brazilian
    real
  • Russian
    ruble
  • Indian
    rupee
  • South African
    rand
Data for 2016 provided by the National Committee for the BRICS Study