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BRICS COUNTRIES
BRICS is an interstate association of countries that was founded in 2006 at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum. At first it was called BRIC: the acronym was formed by the first letters of the names of the joining countries — Brazil, Russia, India and China. In 2011, South Africa joined the commonwealth. On 1 January 2024, the following countries accepted the invitation to join the BRICS alliance: Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
ABOUT BRICS COUNTRIES: FACTS AND NUMBERS
31,3%
of world GDP
China18,6%
India6,9%
Brazil2,3%
Russia3%
South Africa0,5%
20,4%
of world export
China 15,2%
16,8 trillion $
India1,6%
2,9 trillion $
Brazil1,2%
1,8 trillion $
Russia1,9%
1,65 trillion $
South Africa0,5%
0,4 trillion $
29%
world area
Russia12,6%
17126 square kilometers
China7,1%
9600 square kilometers
Brazil6,3%
8514 square kilometers
India2,4%
3287 square kilometers
South Africa0,9%
1221 square kilometers
41%
of the world population
China17,8%
1412 million
India17,8%
1408 million
Brazil2,7%
213 million
Russia1,8%
145 million
South Africa0,7%
60 million
BRICS Currencies
Brazilian real
Russian ruble
Indian rupee
Chinese yuan
South African rand
Egyptian pound
Iranian rial
Emirati dirham
Saudi riyal
Ethiopian Birr

BRICS news

19.05.2419:00 Society
BRICS News Digest for the previous week
16.05.2418:31 Society
KazanForum participants express support for idea of multipolar world
16.05.2414:17 Personalities
President of Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Sergey Katyrin: harmonious integration of newcomer countries into agenda of BRICS Business Council is main challenge of current year
15.05.2411:45 Society
Putin: BRICS expansion marks beginning of new era of greater BRICS cooperation
14.05.2416:45 Sport
China, India and Brazil are interested in broadcasting BRICS Games
14.05.2412:56 Society
Iran and India to expand interaction within SCO and BRICS frameworks
13.05.2418:31 Economics
Annual Investment Congress in UAE discusses impact of BRICS countries on global economy
13.05.2413:30 Society
BRICS Bank to support rain-affected Rio Grande do Sul