Brazil Balance of Trade  1959-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Brazil trade surplus increased to USD 5.2 billion in October of 2017 from a USD 2.3 billion surplus in the corresponding month a year earlier and compared to market expectations of USD 5.25 billion. It is the biggest surplus ever for an October month as exports rose the most in more than six years. Balance of Trade in Brazil averaged 792.05 USD Million from 1959 until 2017, 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 Jumps 126% YoY in October


Brazil trade surplus increased to USD 5.2 billion in October of 2017 from a USD 2.3 billion surplus in the corresponding month a year earlier and compared to market expectations of USD 5.25 billion. It is the biggest surplus ever for an October month as exports rose the most in more than six years.

Sales jumped 37.6 percent year-on-year to USD 18.87 billion, following an 18.1 percent rise in September. It is the biggest gain for exports since June of 2011, boosted by higher sales of iron ore (68.9 percent); crude oil (5.9 percent); soy beans (116.2 percent); sugar (14.4 percent); corn grain (287.2 percent); cellulose (12.2 percent) and beef (34.1 percent). Shipments to China, the largest export partner, rose 27.8 percent, mainly due to soybeans, iron ore, copper cathodes, beef, copper ore, manganese ore, raw cotton and hydrocarbons. Sales to the US, the second largest export market went up 23 percent due to crude oil, cellulose, earthmoving machinery and equipment, cast iron pipes, semimanufactured gold, aviation engines and turbines, iron/steel semimanufactured, ethanol, iron/steel wire rods and frozen orange juice.

Imports went up 20.2 percent to USD 13.67 billion, following a 12.5 percent rise in the previous month and the highest increase since July of 2013. Purchases went up 68.2 percent for fuels and lubricants, mainly diesel, coal, gasoline, crude oil, natural gas, electricity, cokes, liquefied propane and kerosene; 18.7 percent for capital goods, namely cargo vehicles, paper machines, airplanes, LED lamps, dumpers for transport, helicopters, chassis with diesel engine, medical instruments and apparatus and industrial robots; 9.3 percent for consumption goods namely passenger cars, immunological products, fractions of blood, medicines, video receivers/decoders and t-shirts; 7.9 percent for intermediate goods. Most imports came from China, with purchases rising 23.7 percent while those from the US edged up 0.5 percent.

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
11/3/2017 12:09:54 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-09-01 08:00 PM Balance of Trade $5.6B $6.3B $4.1B $4.5B
2017-10-02 06:00 PM Balance of Trade $5.2B $5.6B $5.00B $5.5B
2017-11-01 05:00 PM Balance of Trade $5.20B $5.18B $5.25B $5B
2017-12-01 05:00 PM Balance of Trade $5.20B $4.9B


Brazil Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 5201.00 5180.00 7661.35 -4066.52 USD Million [+]
Exports 18877.00 18666.00 26158.51 75.06 USD Million [+]
Imports 13676.00 13488.00 23061.08 67.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account 434.00 -302.00 3007.00 -13165.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -1.30 -3.32 1.80 -8.20 percent [+]
External Debt 683699.11 666944.32 714292.15 64259.50 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 111.52 107.63 132.67 64.72 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 985.10 348.00 2919.60 -13168.80 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 6340.00 5100.00 20427.00 -24.10 USD Million [+]
Remittances 174.90 201.70 386.00 70.80 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 67.29 67.29 119.01 31.99 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 2550.00 2676.00 2730.00 330.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 1.74 2.21 2.69 0.00 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 6578.00 6306.00 6578.00 1991.00 Thousand [+]
Weapons Sales 109.00 38.00 269.00 1.00 USD Million [+]

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Brazil Balance of Trade

From 2001 to 2012, Brazil ran regular trade surpluses, primarily due to high export of mining and agricultural products, swinging to deficit between 2013-14. In 2015, the country posted a $19.7 billion surplus hitting its highest value since 2011, as the weaker real boosted exports and the lower domestic demand affected imports. In 2015, the biggest trade surpluses were recorded with the Netherlands, China, Argentina, Venezuela and United Arab Emirates; and the biggest trade deficits with Germany, Nigeria, the United States, South Korea and France. 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 November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5201.00 5180.00 7661.35 -4066.52 1959 - 2017 USD Million Monthly




balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia 1745.00 Sep/17
Brazil 5201.00 Oct/17
Canada -3179.70 Sep/17
China 381.74 Oct/17
Euro Area 26364.90 Sep/17
France -4669.00 Sep/17
Germany 24100.00 Sep/17
India -14018.80 Oct/17
Indonesia 895.00 Oct/17
Italy 3989.78 Sep/17
Japan 285.36 Oct/17
Mexico -1886.40 Sep/17
Netherlands 6258.00 Sep/17
Russia 10222.00 Sep/17
South Korea 7300.00 Oct/17
Spain -3226685.00 Aug/17
Switzerland 2917.62 Sep/17
Turkey -8134.57 Sep/17
United Kingdom -2754.00 Sep/17
United States -43495.00 Sep/17