Brazilian Real

Countries that use the Brazilian Real

The Brazilian Real was established in 1994 as an official national currency and is used only in Brazil. 1 Real is devided into 100 Centavos.

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1.00 Brazilian Real = 0.19 US Dollar

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Exchange rate history 10 BRL in USD

The graph shown here shows the exchange rate development from January 2016 to September 2022. The exchange rate for 10 BRL developed during this time from USD 3.08 to USD 1.93. In these 81 months it fell by 37.4%.

Brazilian Real as currency

BrazilSouth America

US Dollar as currency

American SamoaPolynesia
British Virgin IslandsCaribbean
EcuadorSouth America
El SalvadorCentral America
East TimorSoutheast Asia
Marshall IslandsMicronesia
Federated States of MicronesiaMicronesia
Northern Mariana IslandsMicronesia
Puerto RicoCaribbean
Turks and Caicos IslandsCaribbean
United StatesNorth America
Virgin IslandsCaribbean
British Indian Ocean TerritoryEastern Africa
Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and SabaCaribbean

Currency reserves for the Brazilian Real

According to the International Monetary Fund, the total broad money (M3) amounted to BRL 8,306.20 billion at the end of 2020. For currency hedging, reserves were held in a total amount of 1,833.26 billion Reals. This corresponds to a ratio of 1:4.5. Or in other words: 10 of 45 Reals are deposited with a countervalue, which is internationally already above average.

Approximately 38.40 billion Reals (2.1%) of the currency reserves exist in gold reserves, the remainder consists of foreign currencies, special drawing rights in the International Monetary Fund and other reserve positions.

Worldwide currency and gold reserves


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