Population: 49,320,150 (in 2009, source: World Bank)
GDP (official exchange rate): $354.4 billion (2010 est.)
GDP - real growth rate: 3% (2010 est.)
GDP - per capita (nominal): $5,684 (2009)
GDP - per capita (PPP): $10,700 (2010 est.)
Main industries: mining (world's largest producer of platinum, gold, chromium), automobile assembly, metalworking, machinery, textiles, iron and steel, chemicals, fertilizer, foodstuffs, commercial ship repair
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.