Former president Lula made famous the expression “never before in the history of this country”, as he initiated every single speech using these words. Now that he is no longer on charge, the expression fits well over the Foreign Direct investments (FDI) in Brazil, which added US$ 48.462 billion in 2010, the greatest nominal result of the historical series, initiated in 1947.
That value was sufficient for cover the deficit in current transactions of US$ 47.518 billion the year. Alone in December, the financial bill presented liquid entrance of US$ 6.4 billion, with highlight for the FDI of US$ 15.364 billion, also the greatest of the historical series for months of December.
The sectors of the economy that more received foreign direct investments were oil, mining and metallurgy.