What is BRICS?

BRICS meaning

note – note: the name of the organization stands for the first letter of each of the five members’ names


established – BRIC established 16 June 2009; BRICS established 24 December 2011


aim – to seek common ground in political and economic venues; to achieve peace, security, development, and cooperation; to contribute significantly to the development of humanity and to establish a more equitable world


members – (5) Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa



reference: The World Factbook 2017. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, 2017.