IP1 CTU Individual Project #3: Economic Report

You will choose one country for the focus of all IPs. This will be the host country in which you hope to do business.

Each individual project (IP) requires a minimum of three references with corresponding in-text citations.

Each IPs will be 3-4 pages using APA formatting. The title and references page do not count towards the total page count.

IP submissions should be in word format. All the questions below should be answered about the country of Brazil.

Individual Project #3: Economic Report

Report Guidelines

Content Format – Choose a total of 12 indicators to write about, picking indicators from each section below. Each indicator should be presented in bullet format, with one to two sentences of commentary.Since the intent of the paper is for you to understand key economic facts and conditions, both now and in the past, please add additional commentary to the four most important indicators explaining what the indicators refer to and why YOU THINK they are important. That commentary may include forecasts for the numbers or key points you have found, and should consist of additional research beyond the basic number(s). This commentary should be at least one paragraph (five sentences) long.



Foreign Exchange Rates (Floating or Fixed)

Exchange Rate to the US Dollar

Budget Deficit/Surplus

National Debt as % of GDP

Corporate Tax Rates

Current and Past Annual Inflation Rate

Trade Alliances

Other important facts

Economic Output

Most recent total annual GDP (converted to US dollars)

Growth rate of GDP over the past five years

Employment by Sector

Total Employment Growth Rate

Total Unemployment Rate

Labor Force Participation Rate

Primary Exports and Dollar Volume

Primary Imports and Dollar Volume

Top 5 Trading Partners – Imports and Exports

Energy Imports or Exports

History of strikes or labor unrest

Source of energy

Other important facts


Total Population

Birth Rate per 1000 population

Number of Households

Median Household Income

Savings Rates

Percent of Population below Poverty

Age Structure

Migration Trends & Refugee Issues