ABOUT THE CHINA PANEL

The “Painel China” (China Panel) is a research platform that gathers, organizes and systematizes data on Chinese investments in Brazil - in this first stage, we focus the research on investments located in the Amazon and Cerrado biomes - and economic flows between China and South America. The platform aims to promote transparency and access to information, enabling the enlargement of the knowledge of the theme as well as advancing its open debate.

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INVESTMENTS IN BRAZIL

Characteristics of the operations of the Chinese public and private Companies in Brazil. Only executed or under execution investments, located in the Amazon and Cerrado biomes, were considered.

ECONOMIC FLOWS IN SOUTH AMERICA

Data referent to the investment, cooperation and bilateral commerce flows between China and the South American countries.

MAP OF INFLUENCE

Reflects China’s influence in South American Countries concerning commercial flows.

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Built in the context of significant growth of the economic relations between Brazil and China in the last two decades, research platform “Painel China” aims to expand the availability of data referent to the operations of Chinese Companies in Brazil and the investment and commercial flows between China and South American countries.

METHODOLOGY

The used methodology describes how the data referent to the investments and economic flows from China to the South American countries was obtained.

The data relating to the investments of Chinese Companies in Brazil were obtained through research in primary and secondary sources that include: websites of the Brazilian and the Chinese governments, websites of the Companies involved, national and foreign newspapers and a variety of databases of different institutions. Until now, only executed or under execution investments made by Chinese Companies in Brazil were considered. Announced or foreseen investments were not included. The investments include mergers and acquisitions as well as the construction of new installations and infrastructure – being classified, respectively, as brownfield and greenfield. The amount of each investment is shown in millions of dollars (US$M) referred to the value on the transaction date. If a certain investment was published in Brazilian Reais (R$ in the sources of research that we utilized, it is duly converted to American dollars, using the currency at the time (month and, when possible, the day of the transaction), consulted on the “Banco do Brasil” website.

Trade

The data of imports and exports from South American countries to China and to the world were obtained from the World Bank - WITS database, divided by stages of processing. The values are available in millions of dollars as reported by the countries in the period.

Chinese Investment

The data referring to Chinese Investments in the South American countries correspond to the investment flow from China to the analyzed country (and not its stock), displayed in millions of dollars at current prices and divided by sectors. China-country investments were extracted from the AEI China Global Investment Tracker database. In turn, Chinese investment is analyzed in perspective with the flow of investments from the rest of the world to South American countries. Investment data in the world-country relationship is displayed in its entirety, per year, and reflects values extracted from the World Bank's database.

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GLOSSARY

The glossary presents the main concepts used in the research so that the reader can accurately understand the content presented.

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PUBLICATIONS

China – Latin America Development Flows: Uruguai

A série de Fact Sheets intitulada “China – Latin America Development Flows” apresenta uma ficha técnica de dados acerca dos fluxos financeiros entre a China e países da América Latina....

China – Latin America Development Flows: Panamá

A série de Fact Sheets intitulada “China – Latin America Development Flows” apresenta uma ficha técnica de dados acerca dos fluxos financeiros entre a China e países da América Latina....

China – Latin America Development Flows: Nicarágua

A série de Fact Sheets intitulada “China – Latin America Development Flows” apresenta uma ficha técnica de dados acerca dos fluxos financeiros entre a China e países da América Latina....

China – Latin America Development Flows: México

A série de Fact Sheets intitulada “China – Latin America Development Flows” apresenta uma ficha técnica de dados acerca dos fluxos financeiros entre a China e países da América Latina....

China – Latin America Development Flows: Honduras

A série de Fact Sheets intitulada “China – Latin America Development Flows” apresenta uma ficha técnica de dados acerca dos fluxos financeiros entre a China e países da América Latina....

Acordos Brasil-China

Este factsheet mapeia os acordos assinados entre os dois países entre 1999 e setembro de 2019, analisando categorias como ano e governo de celebração, atores envolvidos, área temática e implementação...

China – Latin America Development Flows: Peru

A série de Fact Sheets intitulada “China – Latin America Development Flows” apresenta uma ficha técnica de dados acerca dos fluxos financeiros entre a China e países da América Latina....

China – Latin America Development Flows: Ecuador

A série de Fact Sheets intitulada “China – Latin America Development Flows” apresenta uma ficha técnica de dados acerca dos fluxos financeiros entre a China e países da América Latina....

China – Latin America Development Flows: Colombia

A série de Fact Sheets intitulada “China – Latin America Development Flows” apresenta uma ficha técnica de dados acerca dos fluxos financeiros entre a China e países da América Latina....

China – Latin America Development Flows: Brazil

A série de Fact Sheets intitulada “China – Latin America Development Flows” apresenta uma ficha técnica de dados acerca dos fluxos financeiros entre a China e países da América Latina....

China – Latin America Development Flows: Bolivia

A série de Fact Sheets intitulada “China – Latin America Development Flows” apresenta uma ficha técnica de dados acerca dos fluxos financeiros entre a China e países da América Latina....

China – Latin America Development Flows: Argentina

A série de Fact Sheets intitulada “China - Latin America Development Flows” apresenta uma ficha técnica de dados acerca dos fluxos financeiros entre a China e países da América Latina....

TEAM
Coordinators
Research Assistants LACID
Contributors (until 2020)

Maria Elena Rodriguez
Paulo Esteves

Camila Santos
Cândido Grinsztejn
Rafaela Mello

Anna Becker
Clara Giffoni
Lara Mendes
Lívia Machado
Rafael Gabbay

Support*:
Climate and Land Use Alliance
Fundação Charles Mott

* The opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect the position of the institutions involved.