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BRICS is the acronym for an association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The grouping
was originally known as "BRIC" before the inclusion of South Africa in 2010. The BRICS members are all developing or newly industrialized countries, but they are distinguished by their large, fast-growing economies and significant influence on regional and global affairs; all five are G-20 members. As of 2013, the five BRICS countries represent almost 3 billion people, with a combined nominal GDP of US$16.039 trillion, and an estimated US$4 trillion in combined foreign reserves. Presently, South Africa holds the chair of the BRICS group, having hosted the group's fifth summit in 2013. The BRICS have received both praise and criticism from numerous quarters.


 Entry of South Africa

In 2010, South Africa began efforts to join the BRIC grouping, and the process for its formal admission began in August of that year. South Africa officially became a member nation on 24 December 2010, after being formally invited by the BRIC countries to join the group. The group was renamed BRICS – with the "S" standing for South Africa – to reflect the group's expanded membership. In April 2011, the President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, attended the 2011 BRICS summit in Sanya, China, as a full member.


Developments

The BRICS Forum, an independent international organization encouraging commercial, political and cultural cooperation between the BRICS nations, was formed in 2011. In June 2012, the BRICS nations pledged $75 billion to boost the lending power of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). However, this loan was conditional on IMF voting reforms.In late March 2013, during the fifth BRICS summit in Durban, South Africa, the member countries agreed to create a global financial institution which they intended to rival the western-dominated IMF and World Bank. After the summit, the BRICS stated that they planned to finalize the arrangements for this new development bank by 2014.

Member Countries

Economic data is sourced from the most recent IMF figures and given in US dollars.

Country Population GDP (nominal) HFCE Government spending Exports Imports GDP per capita (PPP) Literacy rate Life expectancy (years, avg.) HDI
 Brazil 193,946,886 $2,395.9 bn $1,266.3 bn $846.6 bn $256.0 bn $238.8 bn $12,200 93.5% 74 .730 (high)
 Russia 143,451,702 $2,021.9 bn $671.6 bn $414.0 bn $542.5 bn $358.1 bn $17,708 99.6% 69 .788 (high)
 India 1,210,193,422 $1,824.8 bn $737.9 bn $281.0 bn $309.1 bn $500.3 bn $3,829 74.04% 64.2 .554 (medium)
 China 1,354,040,000 $8,227.0 bn $1,835.3 bn $2,031.0 bn $2,021.0 bn $1,780.0 bn $9,161 92.2% 72.7 .699 (medium)
 South Africa 51,770,560 $384.3 bn $173.8 bn $95.27 bn $101.2 bn $106.8 bn $11,375 86.4% 51.2 .629 (medium)


Infographic: Rise Of Social Media In The BRIC Markets

While the US and EMEA seem to dominate the world of social media, we’d like to show you the rise of social media in the B.R.I.C markets: Brazil, Russia, India and China.

bric2 500x200 Infographic: Rise Of Social Media In The BRIC Markets

Especially CMOs at global brands and multinationals should remain alert of the social opportunities, by unleashing their business potential in some of the most promising untapped markets in the world.

See the BRIC social media findings in the following infographic:

bric social media infographic 500x3454 Infographic: Rise Of Social Media In The BRIC Markets

Brazil
Brazilians publish the most number of posts onto Facebook, out of all Facebook markets. The second largest country on Twitter is Brazil, with 33 million users.

Russia
82% of the 70 million internet users in Russia have an account on at least one social network. Russians spend twice as long on social networks than an average global user, with 9.8 hours per month.

Have you seen our recent story about the strong position of VKontakte in vs. Facebook in Russia?

India
The number of internet users in India is 137 million, which is bigger than the total population of Japan, 127 million people. With a very low internet penetration of 11%, India’s internet population is the third largest in the world, after China and the USA.

China
China is the most socially-engaged market in the world, followed by Russia, Brazil and India. QQ/QZone, with 700+ million monthly active users is the largest social gaming platform in China. Nearly half of China’s population is on QZone.

My Opinion
Global brands tend to focus on the richer and mature markets, in their social media strategies. However, in EMEA we have PIGS: the poor economies of Portugal, Italy, Greece, and Spain.

But due to the incredible size of the so called emerging BRIC markets, their fast growing internet penetration, the rise of mobile internet and broadband, and the staggering stickiness of social networks here, I expect many CMOs and entrepreneurs to embrace the BRIC markets in 2013 and beyond.

If you really think about the volume of QZone is in China, just imagine how much competitive advantage Unilever would have if it would be able to increase its market penetration of cleaning products by a few % in the BRIC markets? Wow.

The same opportunities are there for other global brands like P&G, Coca-Cola, Heineken and many other brands that are looking for advanced growth, revenues and profits.

What About You?
What social media trends do you expect for the BRIC markets in 2013? What brands do you see as future winners in the BRIC markets? We’d love to read your opinion in the comments below.

Follow & Share
More social insights? Select our category Social Media, follow Igor Beuker on Twitter, grab our RSS Feed or join our Facebook movement.

Source: BestFreeOnline.

- See more at: http://www.viralblog.com/social-media/infographic-rise-of-social-media-in-the-bric-markets/#sthash.8qBuE6hr.dpuf

Infographic: Rise Of Social Media In The BRIC Markets

While the US and EMEA seem to dominate the world of social media, we’d like to show you the rise of social media in the B.R.I.C markets: Brazil, Russia, India and China.

bric2 500x200 Infographic: Rise Of Social Media In The BRIC Markets

Especially CMOs at global brands and multinationals should remain alert of the social opportunities, by unleashing their business potential in some of the most promising untapped markets in the world.

See the BRIC social media findings in the following infographic:

bric social media infographic 500x3454 Infographic: Rise Of Social Media In The BRIC Markets

Brazil
Brazilians publish the most number of posts onto Facebook, out of all Facebook markets. The second largest country on Twitter is Brazil, with 33 million users.

Russia
82% of the 70 million internet users in Russia have an account on at least one social network. Russians spend twice as long on social networks than an average global user, with 9.8 hours per month.

Have you seen our recent story about the strong position of VKontakte in vs. Facebook in Russia?

India
The number of internet users in India is 137 million, which is bigger than the total population of Japan, 127 million people. With a very low internet penetration of 11%, India’s internet population is the third largest in the world, after China and the USA.

China
China is the most socially-engaged market in the world, followed by Russia, Brazil and India. QQ/QZone, with 700+ million monthly active users is the largest social gaming platform in China. Nearly half of China’s population is on QZone.

My Opinion
Global brands tend to focus on the richer and mature markets, in their social media strategies. However, in EMEA we have PIGS: the poor economies of Portugal, Italy, Greece, and Spain.

But due to the incredible size of the so called emerging BRIC markets, their fast growing internet penetration, the rise of mobile internet and broadband, and the staggering stickiness of social networks here, I expect many CMOs and entrepreneurs to embrace the BRIC markets in 2013 and beyond.

If you really think about the volume of QZone is in China, just imagine how much competitive advantage Unilever would have if it would be able to increase its market penetration of cleaning products by a few % in the BRIC markets? Wow.

The same opportunities are there for other global brands like P&G, Coca-Cola, Heineken and many other brands that are looking for advanced growth, revenues and profits.

What About You?
What social media trends do you expect for the BRIC markets in 2013? What brands do you see as future winners in the BRIC markets? We’d love to read your opinion in the comments below.

Follow & Share
More social insights? Select our category Social Media, follow Igor Beuker on Twitter, grab our RSS Feed or join our Facebook movement.

Source: BestFreeOnline.

- See more at: http://www.viralblog.com/social-media/infographic-rise-of-social-media-in-the-bric-markets/#sthash.8qBuE6hr.dpuf

Infographic: Rise Of Social Media In The BRIC Markets

While the US and EMEA seem to dominate the world of social media, we’d like to show you the rise of social media in the B.R.I.C markets: Brazil, Russia, India and China.

bric2 500x200 Infographic: Rise Of Social Media In The BRIC Markets

Especially CMOs at global brands and multinationals should remain alert of the social opportunities, by unleashing their business potential in some of the most promising untapped markets in the world.

See the BRIC social media findings in the following infographic:

bric social media infographic 500x3454 Infographic: Rise Of Social Media In The BRIC Markets

Brazil
Brazilians publish the most number of posts onto Facebook, out of all Facebook markets. The second largest country on Twitter is Brazil, with 33 million users.

Russia
82% of the 70 million internet users in Russia have an account on at least one social network. Russians spend twice as long on social networks than an average global user, with 9.8 hours per month.

Have you seen our recent story about the strong position of VKontakte in vs. Facebook in Russia?

India
The number of internet users in India is 137 million, which is bigger than the total population of Japan, 127 million people. With a very low internet penetration of 11%, India’s internet population is the third largest in the world, after China and the USA.

China
China is the most socially-engaged market in the world, followed by Russia, Brazil and India. QQ/QZone, with 700+ million monthly active users is the largest social gaming platform in China. Nearly half of China’s population is on QZone.

My Opinion
Global brands tend to focus on the richer and mature markets, in their social media strategies. However, in EMEA we have PIGS: the poor economies of Portugal, Italy, Greece, and Spain.

But due to the incredible size of the so called emerging BRIC markets, their fast growing internet penetration, the rise of mobile internet and broadband, and the staggering stickiness of social networks here, I expect many CMOs and entrepreneurs to embrace the BRIC markets in 2013 and beyond.

If you really think about the volume of QZone is in China, just imagine how much competitive advantage Unilever would have if it would be able to increase its market penetration of cleaning products by a few % in the BRIC markets? Wow.

The same opportunities are there for other global brands like P&G, Coca-Cola, Heineken and many other brands that are looking for advanced growth, revenues and profits.

What About You?
What social media trends do you expect for the BRIC markets in 2013? What brands do you see as future winners in the BRIC markets? We’d love to read your opinion in the comments below.

Follow & Share
More social insights? Select our category Social Media, follow Igor Beuker on Twitter, grab our RSS Feed or join our Facebook movement.

Source: BestFreeOnline.

- See more at: http://www.viralblog.com/social-media/infographic-rise-of-social-media-in-the-bric-markets/#sthash.8qBuE6hr.dpuf

Infographic: Rise Of Social Media In The BRIC Markets

While the US and EMEA seem to dominate the world of social media, we’d like to show you the rise of social media in the B.R.I.C markets: Brazil, Russia, India and China.

bric2 500x200 Infographic: Rise Of Social Media In The BRIC Markets

Especially CMOs at global brands and multinationals should remain alert of the social opportunities, by unleashing their business potential in some of the most promising untapped markets in the world.

See the BRIC social media findings in the following infographic:

bric social media infographic 500x3454 Infographic: Rise Of Social Media In The BRIC Markets

Brazil
Brazilians publish the most number of posts onto Facebook, out of all Facebook markets. The second largest country on Twitter is Brazil, with 33 million users.

Russia
82% of the 70 million internet users in Russia have an account on at least one social network. Russians spend twice as long on social networks than an average global user, with 9.8 hours per month.

Have you seen our recent story about the strong position of VKontakte in vs. Facebook in Russia?

India
The number of internet users in India is 137 million, which is bigger than the total population of Japan, 127 million people. With a very low internet penetration of 11%, India’s internet population is the third largest in the world, after China and the USA.

China
China is the most socially-engaged market in the world, followed by Russia, Brazil and India. QQ/QZone, with 700+ million monthly active users is the largest social gaming platform in China. Nearly half of China’s population is on QZone.

My Opinion
Global brands tend to focus on the richer and mature markets, in their social media strategies. However, in EMEA we have PIGS: the poor economies of Portugal, Italy, Greece, and Spain.

But due to the incredible size of the so called emerging BRIC markets, their fast growing internet penetration, the rise of mobile internet and broadband, and the staggering stickiness of social networks here, I expect many CMOs and entrepreneurs to embrace the BRIC markets in 2013 and beyond.

If you really think about the volume of QZone is in China, just imagine how much competitive advantage Unilever would have if it would be able to increase its market penetration of cleaning products by a few % in the BRIC markets? Wow.

The same opportunities are there for other global brands like P&G, Coca-Cola, Heineken and many other brands that are looking for advanced growth, revenues and profits.

What About You?
What social media trends do you expect for the BRIC markets in 2013? What brands do you see as future winners in the BRIC markets? We’d love to read your opinion in the comments below.

Follow & Share
More social insights? Select our category Social Media, follow Igor Beuker on Twitter, grab our RSS Feed or join our Facebook movement.

Source: BestFreeOnline.

- See more at: http://www.viralblog.com/social-media/infographic-rise-of-social-media-in-the-bric-markets/#sthash.8qBuE6hr.dpuf


Infographic: Rise Of Social Media In The BRIC Markets

While the US and EMEA seem to dominate the world of social media, we’d like to show you the rise of social media in the B.R.I.C markets: Brazil, Russia, India and China.

bric2 500x200 Infographic: Rise Of Social Media In The BRIC Markets

Especially CMOs at global brands and multinationals should remain alert of the social opportunities, by unleashing their business potential in some of the most promising untapped markets in the world.

See the BRIC social media findings in the following infographic:

bric social media infographic 500x3454 Infographic: Rise Of Social Media In The BRIC Markets

Brazil
Brazilians publish the most number of posts onto Facebook, out of all Facebook markets. The second largest country on Twitter is Brazil, with 33 million users.

Russia
82% of the 70 million internet users in Russia have an account on at least one social network. Russians spend twice as long on social networks than an average global user, with 9.8 hours per month.

Have you seen our recent story about the strong position of VKontakte in vs. Facebook in Russia?

India
The number of internet users in India is 137 million, which is bigger than the total population of Japan, 127 million people. With a very low internet penetration of 11%, India’s internet population is the third largest in the world, after China and the USA.

China
China is the most socially-engaged market in the world, followed by Russia, Brazil and India. QQ/QZone, with 700+ million monthly active users is the largest social gaming platform in China. Nearly half of China’s population is on QZone.

My Opinion
Global brands tend to focus on the richer and mature markets, in their social media strategies. However, in EMEA we have PIGS: the poor economies of Portugal, Italy, Greece, and Spain.

But due to the incredible size of the so called emerging BRIC markets, their fast growing internet penetration, the rise of mobile internet and broadband, and the staggering stickiness of social networks here, I expect many CMOs and entrepreneurs to embrace the BRIC markets in 2013 and beyond.

If you really think about the volume of QZone is in China, just imagine how much competitive advantage Unilever would have if it would be able to increase its market penetration of cleaning products by a few % in the BRIC markets? Wow.

The same opportunities are there for other global brands like P&G, Coca-Cola, Heineken and many other brands that are looking for advanced growth, revenues and profits.

What About You?
What social media trends do you expect for the BRIC markets in 2013? What brands do you see as future winners in the BRIC markets? We’d love to read your opinion in the comments below.

Follow & Share
More social insights? Select our category Social Media, follow Igor Beuker on Twitter, grab our RSS Feed or join our Facebook movement.

Source: BestFreeOnline.

- See more at: http://www.viralblog.com/social-media/infographic-rise-of-social-media-in-the-bric-markets/#sthash.8qBuE6hr.dpuf