The important Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro is set to receive a total of 235 billion US Dollars in private and public investments. This huge sum will be applied across the two years from this year (2014) to 2016.

The figure has been calculated and announced in the recent survey ‘Decision Rio’ published by ‘Firjan’ –the Federation of Industries of the State of Rio de Janeiro. The grand total quoted represents an increase of eleven per cent over the previous equivalent period.

By far the largest share of the overall amount is for the oil and gas industries which will receive an estimated US$ % 143 billion.