Thanks in part to soybeans and iron ore, cars, and coffee, Brazil has overtaken Britain as the world's sixth largest economy - though there are some clouds on the horizon.
Douglas McWilliams, the head of the Center for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), which put out the analysis, told the British newspaper:
"Brazil has beaten the European countries at soccer for a long time, but beating them at economics is a new phenomenon. Our world economic league table shows how the economic map is changing, with Asian countries and commodity-producing economies climbing up the league while we in Europe fall back."
Brazil’s booming economy has been Latin America’s golden story for the past few years. Brazil is home to mega-companies Petrobras, Vale, and Embraer. It has turned into a commodities powerhouse. Coupled with its mining, manufacturing, and services sectors, Brazil is now the largest economy of the region.