The Arab population in Brazil is estimated at 11.61 million people.
Rabat – Moroccans represent 6% of the Arab community established in Brazil. The Arab population in the South American country estimated at 11.61 million, according to a study from the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce
The percentage shows that the total number of Moroccans is as many as 696,600 people.
Quoted by Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), the survey shows that Lebanese Brazilians come first in a ranking of 22 countries, with 22 % community, followed by Syrians (13%), Moroccans, Saudis (6%), Egyptians and Palestinians, both with 5%.
Jordanians, Libyans, and Somalis each account for 3%.
Approximately 10% of the Arab community in Brazil are immigrants, while 20% are of children of immigrants, 41 % are grandchildren and 19% are fourth generation.
The chamber shared its study to mark the 68th anniversary of the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce.
Among Brazilian business leaders, approximately 10% are of Arab origin, constituting 26% of leaders represented in associations.
The Ibope Inteligencia and H2R Advanced Researches carried out the study.
CEP of Ibope Inteligência Marcia Cavallari Nunes said that the study was conducted with 2,002 households in 143 Brazilian municipalities in 2018 and 2019.
“The Arab population in Brazil could actually vary between 9.52 million and 13.69 milion people,” she said.
Nunes said the majority of the Brazilian Arab community is made up of men (60%).
“The age group is well distributed… [the population] under 15 years old represent 16%, followed by 16 to 24 years old , 25 to 34 years old (15%), 35 to 44 years old (18%) and the 45 to 54 (15%). People aged 55 and over total 20%,” she said.
Approximately 39% of Arabs live in the Southeast region, which includes the state of Sao Paulo, an industrial hub of 46 million population.
About 32% live in the Northeast, 17% in the south, 6% in the North, and 5 % in the Center-West.