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  Large-scale immigration from Brazil is a relatively recent phenomenon;   Today, there are approximately 2.5 million Brazilians living outside Brazil.

Main destinations for Brazilian immigrants:

  U.S. – 42%   Paraguay – 23%   Japan 12% Source: Jose Alberto Magno de Carvalho, CDRP, Federal University of Minas Gerais


According to the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, between 1.3 and 1.5 million Brazilians live in the United States. Â

Source: U.S. Bureau of Census, Census 2000 Special Tabulations (STP-159), BRA Research Division Analysis


Source: U.S. Bureau of Census, BRA Research Division Analysis, Digital Cartography & GIS


  According to the 2006 U.S. Census, more than 8,000 Brazilians lived in Boston

Source: U.S. Bureau of Census, 2000 Census, BRA Research Division Analysis


Brazilians – 2000 Rank   10th in Boston   3rd in Metro Boston   5th in MA Top Countries of Origin for Boston’s Foreign-Born (2000)

  28th in the U. S.

Brazilians – 2006 Rank:   5th in Boston   1st in Metro Boston   1st in MA   25th in the U. S.

Source: 2006 American Community Survey, BRA Research Division Analysis

Top Countries of Origin for Boston’s Foreign-Born (2006)


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Brazilians in Massachusetts

Brazilians in the U.S.

Contributions

Contributions

$1.1 billion in annual spending $1.2 billion to the regional product   $308 million  in state and federal taxes   13,496 direct and indirect jobs  for the local economy  

•  •  •  • 

$4 billion in annual spending $9.6 billion to the regional product   $1.2 billion  in state and federal taxes   119,150 direct and indirect jobs  for the local economy  

Homeownership

Homeownership •  Brazilians bought 3 out of the 10 homes sold to immigrants in MA   •  20% of all housing units occupied by Brazilians in MA is owner occupied*  

•  31% of all housing units occupied by Brazilians in the U.S. are owner occupied*.

Source: Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Research Division. (2005). Regional Economic Model, Inc. (REMI) calculations * U.S. Bureau of Census, Public Use Microdata (PUM) 5% Sample 2000, BRA Research Division Analysis Note: Characteristics for occupied housing units are based on the country of birth of the householder.


Source:


Employment 90.0%  

85.6%

80.0% 70.0%   60.0%   50.0%   40.0%   30.0%   20.0%   10.0%   0.0%  

12.4% 0.8%  

0.4%

Source: U.S. Bureau of Census, Public Use Microdata (PUM) 5% Sample 2000, BRA Research Division Analysis Fazendo America, Alvaro Lima and Pete Plastrik, 2006

0.4%

0.4%


  14% of households headed by a Brazilian live in poverty   18.7% Brazilian individuals live in poverty

Source: U.S. Bureau of Census, Census 2000 Special Tabulations (STP-159), BRA Research Division Analysis


U.S. (79%)

U.S. (21%)

CiJzenship by  years  in  US  

37.5%

40.00 35.00  

25%

30.00 25.00   20.00   15.00  

12.5%

12.5%

12.5%

10.00 5.00   0.00  

Between four   and  five  years  

Six to  eight   years  

Source: U.S. Bureau of Census, Public Use Microdata (PUM) 5% Sample 2000, BRA Research Division Analysis

Nine to  ten   years  

Eleven to  fiGeen   Over  fiGeen   years   years  


Monthly RemiSance  by  NaJonality   $900  

$875

$800 $700   $600   $500   $400   $300   $200   $100  

ABOVE AVERAGE  

$398 $331  

AVERAGE =  $294   $278   $274  

BELOW AVERAGE   $218   $192   $188   $185   $177   $113  

$-­‐

60

Beneficiary States   51.6%  

50 40   30   20   10   0   OBS:  Monthly  amounts  are  high  even  when  corrected  for   gender,  educa;on,  annual  income  and  years  in  the  U.S..  

9.6%

6.4%

6%

5.2%

4.4%

3.6%

3.6%

2.4%


Monthly Payments  to  Credit  Card  by  NaJonality

$700.00   $600.00   $500.00   $400.00   $300.00   $200.00   $100.00   $0.00   $800.00

$714.74

$413.21 $341.00  

$317.65

$301.51 $265.45  

90.0 80.0 70.0 60.0 50.0 40.0 30.0 20.0 10.0 0.0

$217.76

$212.52

Bank Account in the U.S.by Nationality Above Average

84.5 75.5

75.0

70.4 Average = 61.1% 58.3

53.0

Below Average 39.5 33.0


Monthly RemiSance  by  NaJonality   $900  

$875

$800 $700   $600   $500  

ABOVE AVERAGE  

$398

$400

$331

$300

AVERAGE =  $294   $278  

$274 $218  

$192

$188

BELOW AVERAGE   $185   $177  

Frequency of  calls  

Dominican R.  

2 or  more  a  week  

60.7%

55.0%

52.4%

Once a  week  

16.7%

43.0%

35.2%

Once every  2  weeks  

11.3%

2.0%

6.4%

Ecuador

Brazil

Once a  month  

8.0%

4.0%

$100

Less than  once  a  month  

3.3%

1.6%

$-­‐

NR

$200

$113

0.4%

Median frequency    

Financial Accounts  in  Country  of  Origin  -­‐  Brazil  

40.0%

37.6%

Purchasing of  Nostalgic  Products  Among  Brazilians    

35.0% 28.9%   30.0%  

26.0%

25.0% 20.0%   15.0%   10.0%  

5.5% 1.6%  

5.0% 0.0%  

Does not   have  /  NR  

Checking account    

Savings account  

Credit card  

Investment account  

0.3% Foreign   currency   savings  

50.0% 45.0%   40.0%   35.0%   30.0%   25.0%   20.0%   15.0%   10.0%   5.0%   0.0%  

45.4%

20.5%

17.8%

5.1%

4.9%

3.7%

1.6%

0.8%

0.2%


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