Brazil is the world's eighth largest economy. After almost a decade of strong growth (2002-2013), Brazil entered into the worst recession in its history in 2015 (-3.8% of GDP) and 2016 (-3.6%). This economic crisis was due to the fall of commodity prices and a drop in consumption and in investment. However, the economy recovered in 2017 and the GDP recorded a 1% progression. Budgetary adjustment and favorable economic conditions have fostered the recovery. In 2018, the Brazilian economy confirmed its rebound and the country's GDP grew 1.4%. The economy is expected to keep growing in 2019, reaching an estimated annual GDP growth rate of 2.4% (IMF).