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Mato Grosso

With 903.357km², Mato Grosso is the third Brazilian state in area, is home to natural resources and the only one to host three distinct biomes: Amazon, Bush Land and the Pantanal, Natural Patrimony of Humanity. This magnificence is not restricted to the natural characteristics; it extends to other spheres and impacts directly on the opportunities that this land offers.

Mato Grosso presents figures that are impressive. The state registers Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of over R$ 70 billion, resulting on a 93% increase in seven years. With a population of only 3.1 million inhabitants, the state has "Chinese dragon growth", an expression which has become customary among analysts and opinion makers.

Mato Grosso in figures


  • The country's largest cattle herd, more than 28 million heads of cattle
  • 46.2 million tons of grain - 2013 - 24% of the production in Brazil
  • 12.8 million hectares planted - 2013
  • 1st in the production of Soy - (23.4 million tons in 2013) - 29% of the production in Brazil
  • 1st in the production of corn- (20.1 million tons in 2013) - 25% of the production in Brazil
  • 1st in sunflower production - (84,700 tons in 2013) - 78% of the production in Brazil
  • 1st in cotton production - (1.9 million tons in 2013) - 55% of the production in Brazil
  • Sugar cane - (19.6 million tons in 2013)

Forest base:

  • 3.2 million hectares endorsed for handling
  • 251.000 hectares of planted eucalyptus and teak
  • State with 62% of preserved area and 38% of productive area
  • 62% of preserved area of the state is greater than the total amount of territories that make up São Paulo, Paraná and Rio de Janeiro


  • Responsible for 56% of exports from Central-West – 2013
  • 3rd largest balance in the Brazilian trade balance - in 2013, 14.110 billion US dollars, 14.84% higher than in 2012
  • 7th in the ranking of exporting states, 6.5% of Brazilian exports - 2013


To assist and support to foreign investors, the International Business Centre (CIN) makes available to businessmen information, consulting services, organization of fairs, events and international missions. The CIN-FIEMT is part of a network led by the Confederation of Industry (CNI) and connected with dozens of international institutions in promoting business and investments.

Check in the left menu, a number of advantages to invest in Mato Grosso and please contact our team in the state.

Currently, 15 industries operating in Mato Grosso are responsible for moving 20% of Mato Grosso's economy and employ 20% of manpower, 147.606 jobs. These figures express our strength and show how we can contribute to regional development.

  • The average annual rate of employment growth both in the state and in the industry is more than 7% a year
  • The civil construction (30.3%), food and beverages (28.6%) and wood and furniture (10.8%) sectors were the biggest employers in 2012
  • GDP of R$ 71.4 billion, nominal growth of 93.2% from 2004 to 2011
  • GDP per capita of R$ 23.210,00 nominal growth of 73.2% from 2004 to 2011
  • The state's GDP 7.6% per year
  • The industry's GDP 8.7% per year
  • The industrial sector increased its stake in energy consumption in the state from 22% to 28% from 2.000 to 2.012
  • Average rate of consumption growth 2000/2010: State: 6% - Industry: 9% per year
  • Industrial Sectors with Positive Perspectives:
  • Food - World Growing Demand
  • Energy production - Model PCH (high feasibility) and second largest hydroelectric potential of the country
  • Biofuels - Strategy replacement of fossil fuels and carbon capture
  • Transport infrastructure - Logistics demand priority investments
  • Civil construction - Demand for housing
  • Tourism and related activities - World Cup and Ecotourism Development
  • Forest base - MDL is a priority on the global agenda, Sustainable Forest Management, Planted Forests and Carbon Credit
  • Mining - State reserves are mapped and global demand growing
  • Dolomitic limestone - Basic Resources for Agribusiness
  • Transformation industry - Aggregate verticalization of agribusiness and metal mechanic industry
  • Machinery and equipment directed to the agribusiness
  • Textiles and clothing


The state of Mato Grosso is contemplated by three major incentives programs:

  • FCO - Constitutional Finance Fund of the Central-West

The fund aims to contribute to economic and social development of the Central-West Region, through funding directed to productive activities, directed to economic industrial, agro-industrial, agricultural, mineral, tourism, commercial and services sectors.

  • PRODEIC - Industrial and Commercial Development Program of Mato Grosso

The program is linked to the Secretary of State for Trade, Industry, Mines and Energy (SICME) and aims to contribute to the expansion, modernization and diversification of economic activities, encouraging to undertake investments, technological innovation of production structures and increasing state competitiveness with an emphasis on job creation and income and reducing social and regional inequalities. The Prodeic encouraged by reducing the tax on merchandize circulation and services (ICMS).
The preconditions to join the Prodeic are:
I - be established or settling down in Mato Grosso's territory;
II - prove your regularity at the State’s Public Treasury;
III - prove your regularity together with Inspection and Environmental Control Agencies;
IV - prove participation in the First Job Program.

  • FUNDEIC - Industrial and Commercial Development Fund

The fund aims to provide resources for financing micro and small businesses, boost productivity of existing or new businesses in the state and encourage the implementation, modernization or relocation of business activities in the sectors of industry, commerce and tourism.
The Funds are intended for industrial, commercial and tourism companies, micro and small in size, installed or will be installed in the State of Mato Grosso, and that seek to replace imports from other states or country, giving priority to segments that add value and jobs.