In 2015, BRICS countries accounted for a total nominal GDP of 16.92 trillion, equivalent to 23.1% of world GDP. Their territories are home to 3.073 billion inhabitants (53.4% of the population). Its exports amounted, in 2014, US $ 3.48 trillion. Imports in that same year amounted to US $ 3.03 trillion. Since 2001, the BRICS have more than doubled their share of world exports. In that year, the group represented 8.1% of world's total exports; in 2015, they accounted for 19.1% of that total.
Between 2006 and 2015, intra-BRICS trade increased 163%, from US $ 93 to 244 billion. In the same period, Brazil's exports to other BRICS countries increased 202%, from US $ 14.25 to 43.05 billion. Imports have increased by 249%, from US $ 10.84 to US $ 37.87 billion. In 2015, Brazil recorded a positive trade balance of US $ 5.1 billion with the BRICS.