Brazil Balance of Trade  1959-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Brazil trade surplus narrowed to USD 6.14 billion in April of 2018 from USD 6.97 billion in the same month a year earlier and below market consensus of a USD 6.3 billion surplus. Imports increased 28.7 percent year-on-year to USD 13.79 billion while exports rose 12.7 percent to USD 19.93 billion compared to April of 2017. However, when adjusted for the working day average, exports dropped 3.4 percent while imports jumped 10.3 percent. Balance of Trade in Brazil averaged 825.59 USD Million from 1959 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 7661.35 USD Million in May of 2017 and a record low of -4066.52 USD Million in January of 2014.

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Brazil Trade Surplus Below Expectations in April


Brazil trade surplus narrowed to USD 6.14 billion in April of 2018 from USD 6.97 billion in the same month a year earlier and below market consensus of a USD 6.3 billion surplus. Imports increased 28.7 percent year-on-year to USD 13.79 billion while exports rose 12.7 percent to USD 19.93 billion compared to April of 2017. However, when adjusted for the working day average, exports dropped 3.4 percent while imports jumped 10.3 percent.

When adjusted for the working day average, imports rose 10.3 percent year-on-year, boosted by purchases of capital goods (36.2 percent); consumption goods (12.2 percent); intermediate goods (6.3 percent) and fuels and lubricants (6.3 percent). Among the most important import partners purchases advanced from: Central America and the Caribbean (+39.5 percent); the US (+18.8 percent); Argentina (+19 percent) and the UE (+18.3 percent). 

Exports declined 3.4 percent compared to April of 2017, mainly due to lower sales of manufactured goods (-4 percent), namely passenger vehicles (-24.6 percent), aircraft (-4.9 percent) and cargo vehicles (-2.7 percent); primary goods (-2.9 percent), namely soybeans (-10.7 percent), iron ore (-21.5 percent) and chicken meat (-9.5 percent); semimanufactured goods (-2.7 percent), namely sugar (-57.4 percent), gold (-7.3 percent) and leather goods (-27.4 percent). Exports went down to China (-7.7 percent) and the US (-8.6 percent) but rose to Argentina (+4.6 percent). 

Considering the first four months of the year, imports advanced 14.5 percent to USD 54.21 billion and exports rose 7.7 percent to USD 74.30 billion.


MDIC | Stefanie Moya | stefanie.moya@tradingeconomics.com
5/3/2018 8:25:32 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-01 06:00 PM Balance of Trade $4.91B $2.77B $5.1B $ 3.3B
2018-04-02 06:00 PM Balance of Trade $6.28B $4.91B $6.4B $ 5B
2018-05-02 06:00 PM Balance of Trade $6.14B $6.28B $6.3B $ 3.6B
2018-06-01 06:00 PM Balance of Trade $6.14B $7.4B $ 3.8B
2018-07-03 06:00 PM Balance of Trade $ 7.6B
2018-08-01 06:00 PM Balance of Trade $ 3.3B


Brazil Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 6140.00 6280.00 7661.35 -4066.52 USD Million [+]
Exports 19932.00 20089.26 26158.51 75.06 USD Million [+]
Imports 13790.00 13808.51 23061.08 67.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account 620.00 800.00 3007.00 -13164.70 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -0.48 -1.30 1.80 -8.20 percent [+]
External Debt 673910.02 671782.54 714292.15 64259.50 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 110.93 111.54 132.67 64.72 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 1247.50 1082.40 2919.60 -13168.80 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 2618.00 6540.00 20427.00 -24.10 USD Million [+]
Remittances 195.00 221.70 386.00 70.80 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 67.30 67.29 119.01 31.99 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 2615.00 2612.00 2730.00 330.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 1.57 1.74 2.69 0.00 [+]
Weapons Sales 45.00 111.00 269.00 1.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 6578.00 6306.00 6578.00 1991.00 Thousand [+]

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Brazil Balance of Trade

From 2001 to 2012 and 2015 to 2017 Brazil has reported trade surpluses, primarily due to high export of mining and agricultural products. In 2017, the biggest trade surpluses were reported with China, Argentina, Netherlands, Iran, UAE, Egypt, Hong Kong, Singapore and United States and the biggest trade deficits with Germany, South Korea, France, Switzerland, Algeria and Australia. This page provides the latest reported value for - Brazil Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Brazil Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6140.00 6280.00 7661.35 -4066.52 1959 - 2018 USD Million Monthly




balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia 1527.00 Mar/18
Brazil 6140.00 Apr/18
Canada -4139.60 Mar/18
China 287.80 Apr/18
Euro Area 26932.60 Mar/18
France -5258.00 Mar/18
Germany 25187.00 Mar/18
India -13720.00 Apr/18
Indonesia -1629.30 Apr/18
Italy 4531.06 Mar/18
Japan 625.98 Apr/18
Mexico -289.15 Apr/18
Netherlands 5280.00 Mar/18
Russia 15001.00 Mar/18
South Korea 6611.00 Apr/18
Spain -830631.00 Mar/18
Switzerland 2315.30 Mar/18
Turkey -5855.00 Mar/18
United Kingdom -3091.00 Mar/18
United States -48956.00 Mar/18


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