Hospitality leads corporate card spending since 2006

The hotel industry is the leader in spending with CPFG (Federal Government Payment Card), the popular corporate card, since 2006 president who spent the most in this sector is Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva(PT), in his 2nd administration, with R$ 29.7 million, already corrected for inflation. The party colleague, former president

Dilma Rousseff, comes in 2nd place in her 1st term leading the country.

Former President Jair Bolsonaro(PL) appears in 4th place in hotel spending. However, it is champion in the accounts of food supply and automotive fuels and lubricants.

The Dilma 2 government is the one that presented the lowest rate in spending on accommodation: R$ 5.8 million. However, in the 2nd term, the PT remained in power only from January 1, 2015 to May 11, 2016– when she was officially removed from freight by the National Congress and Michel Temer(MDB) assumed the presidency on an interim basis and later took office on August 31, 2016.

In addition to spending on hotels, presidents spent high amounts on food. The branch is divided into 2 sectors: gender and food supply. The 1st value refers to expenses with purchases in hypermarkets, supermarkets, markets goumert

and other companies that operate in this type of segment.

The amount spent in the last 20 years in the food supply sector refers to purchases in establishments such as restaurants and bakeries. Bolsonaro is the president who led the expenses of this segment: R$ 6.1 million.

Former President Bolsonaro also won the ranking expenses with automotive fuels and lubricants. During the 4 years as head of Planalto, the amount paid to the sector was R$ 729 thousand.

Unlike of information published on social networks, the expenses announced on Thursday (Jan 12) on the website of the federal government refer to the Presidency of the Republic. There are no expenditures by ministries listed in the file, neither for the period of the Lula government (2003-2010), nor for the government of former President Bolsonaro (2019-2022).

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One of the main sectors with expense records is the leasing of means of transport. This is the branch that leads Lula’s 1st term, when the account reached R$ 28.6 million. After being re-elected in 2006, the president disbursed over R$1.3 million to companies in the field.

Bolsonaro spent a smaller amount on transportation, compared to Lula: R$749.5 thousand.

Dilma paid BRL 186 thousand for services from 2011 to 2014 In Dilma’s 2nd term there was no record of payment of bills in the segment, the same occurs in the Temer government.

Read the ranking below:


In Lula’s 1st term, the president spent R$59.1 million with the corporate card. The value, already corrected for inflation, is the highest compared to the other bills of presidents-elect in the country since 2003. operational in the first 4 years of the PT government.

From 2007 to 2010, as re-elected president, Lula had the 2nd highest account with CPGF: 47.9 million, in amounts corrected for inflation. In this survey, in addition to the segments mentioned above, expenses with leasing of movable property, other nature and intangibles, cleaning materials and hygiene products, pantry and kitchen and pharmacological were recorded.

Dilma comes in 3rd place in the ranking

of expenses, disbursing R$ 42.4 million in his 1st term. The highest values ​​of the administration follow the same line of its predecessor.

The survey of the expenses of the Presidents of the Republic indicates that the smallest account of the last 20 years is of the 2nd Dilma’s mandate. At the time, the Chief Executive suffered an impeachment process, being officially removed on 12 May 2016 The PT’s accounts reached R$ 10.2 million.

Michel Temer took over as interim president on May 12, 2016 The official inauguration of the president took place 3 months later, on August 31, 2016 Until he passed the sash to Bolsonaro, in 2019 , the emedebista spent BRL 15.3 million. In the top 10 of the former chief executive, expenses with excess baggage and property rentals are noteworthy. The values ​​were R$ 106 thousand and R$ 31,969, respectively.

Bolsonaro is the 3rd president with the highest accounts after Lula and Dilma. In all, corporate card payments reach R$ 32 million. The 1st sector with the most expenses is accommodation, with the Ferraretto hotel development, in Guarujá, in São Paulo, being the most sought after by the former head of Planalto.

At least21 CPFs (Certificates of Individuals) used the CPFG during the mandate. The 1st expense was incurred on January 4, 2019 in the food sector, of R$ 303.78 in a supermarket chain in Brasília. The last one, on December 4, 2022, was carried out at the same establishment, at a cost of R$54.66.


The data released by the General Secretariat of the Presidency on Thursday (Jan 12) differ from those published on the Transparency Portal. Poder360 contacted Segov, but did not receive a response until the publication of this report. The space is still open.

In his 1st term (2003 to 2006), Lula spent R$ 22 million on his corporate card. However, there has been great inflation since then. From the end of 2003 to the end of 2022, for example, the accumulated rate is 191.9%. That is, an expense of BRL 100 in 2022 is equivalent to an expense of BRL 291.90 currently.

When correcting for the inflation of expenses, year by year, until December 2022, it is possible to verify that the R$ 22 million is equivalent to R$ 59 million in current expenses.

Something similar happens in relation to the 2nd term: considering inflation, the R$ 21, 9 million expenses in the period 2007-2010 are equivalent to R$ 47.9 million in current values.

Read the expenses of all presidents with the corporate card since Lula’s 1st term, corrected by the IPCA:


Bolsonaro disbursed 49.5% of the overall CPFG accounts with accommodation. Nine of the 10 biggest expenses on the former president’s card were made in hotels in Guarujá. The former Chief Executive used to attend the regional and take pictures with supporters in rest periods. In one of the establishments, he spent amounts close to R$ 1.5 million.

In the sequence, expenses typified in foodstuffs concentrate almost ⅕ (19.9% ) of Bolsonaro’s expenses. On a trip he made to Roraima, on October 26, 2021, there is a record of a payment of R$ 109,266.00 at a restaurant in Boa Vista specializing in lunchboxes and roast chickens.

There are still expenses of BRL 714,248.41 at gas stations, BRL 31,440 in excess baggage and BRL 1,809.94 in a family pet store from february to april 2022 These values ​​are not readjusted for inflation.


The CPGF was created by decree by Fernando Henrique Cardoso (PSDB), in 2001 According to the Transparên Portal cia, the corporate card is intended for:

  • meet small expenses (those that do not exceed the limit established in Ordinance MF No. 95/2002

));-LRB- meet occasional expenses, such as travel and special services, that require prompt payment;-LRB-

  • execute expenses confidentially.
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