Population: 141,850,000 (in 2009, source: World Bank)
GDP: $1.477 trillion (2010)
GDP growth: 4.0% (2010 est.)
GDP per capita: $10,521 (2010) (nominal; 54th)
Labor force: 75.55 million (2010 est.)
Main industries: complete range of mining and extractive industries producing coal, oil, gas, chemicals, and metals; all forms of machine building from rolling mills to high-performance aircraft and space vehicles; defense industries including radar, missile production, and advanced electronic components, shipbuilding; road and rail transportation equipment; communications equipment; agricultural machinery, tractors, and construction equipment; electric power generating and transmitting equipment; medical and scientific instruments; consumer durables, textiles, foodstuffs, handicrafts
In economics, BRICS refers to a group of countries, namely, Brazil, Russia, India and China, four countries with massive potential. They features a similar stage of newly advanced economic development.