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Key facts

Population: 207.7 million (World Bank 2016)
Official language: Portuguese
Currency: Brazilian real (BRR)
Important ministries:  Ministry of Education Ministry of Culture
Official statistics office: Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
Trade associations:
Camara Brasileira do Livro (CBL), Associação Brasileira de Direitos Reprográficos  (ABDR) and Associação Brasileira de Editores de Livros (ABRELIVROS) and Sindicato Nacional dos Editores de Livros (SNEL)
Annual Book Fairs:The 10-day Bienal do Livro is held every year, alternating between Rio (hosted by SNEL) and São Paulo (hosted by CBL) and is open to the public Festa Literária Internacional de Parati (FLIP) held for ten days in July
Translation programme: The National Library Foundation is running a programme for supporting the translation and publishing of Brazilian authors up to 2020.
VAT on books: Zero for both print and ebooks
Fixed book price system: No