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.