BILATERAL INVESTMENTS MAP Apex-Brasil has published a comparative study on the bilateral investment flows of the EU with Brazil. We summarize its highlights Historically, the member countries of the European Union are important trading partners of Brazil. According to data from UN Comtrade, in 2016 Brazilian exports to the European Union totaled US$ 33.35 billion and imports totaled US$ 31.06 billion, what placed the European Union as Brazil’s main commercial partner. In 2015, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) stock from the European Union in Brazil reached EUR 327.1 billion. In terms of stock, Brazil was the third destination outside the European Union (behind the United States and Switzerland) and the first among BRICS and Latin American countries. The Brazilian economy also accounted for 48.5% of total European FDI in Latin America and 81% in Mercosur. In the same tenet, Brazil stood out in comparison with the other BRICS economies. EU FDI stock in Brazil was 1.14 times higher than in China (including Hong Kong), 1.9 times higher than in Russia, 4.2 times higher than in South Africa and approximately 6.5 times higher than in India. Considering European Union FDI flows, Brazil was also the main destination of direct investment. Over the period 2004-2015, 2012 was the sole year in which one of the BRICS countries –China– surpassed Brazil in attracting flows from the European Union, and even so only by adding Hong Kong flows. Among Latin American countries, Brazil was the absolute leader throughout the period.