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

Brazil trade surplus increased to USD 4.997 billion in December of 2017 from a USD 4.42 billion surplus in the corresponding month a year ago, beating market expectations of USD 4.06 billion. Considering full 2017, the country's trade surplus widened 41 percent from 2016 to USD 67 billion. Balance of Trade in Brazil averaged 801.87 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 Rises in December


Brazil trade surplus increased to USD 4.997 billion in December of 2017 from a USD 4.42 billion surplus in the corresponding month a year ago, beating market expectations of USD 4.06 billion. Considering full 2017, the country's trade surplus widened 41 percent from 2016 to USD 67 billion.

Exports jumped 10.4 percent year-on-year to USD 17.59 billion, boosted by sales of crude oil (+87.3 percent to USD 1.2 billion); soybeans (+267.9 percent to USD 913 million); corn (+297.1 percent to USD 621 million); beef (+40.3 percent to USD 467 million); chicken meat (+2.9 percent to USD 467 million); semimanufactured of iron and steel (+77.9 percent to USD 439 million) and raw cotton (+119.5 percent to USD 227 million).

Imports went up 9.3 percent year-on-year to USD 12.59 billion, mainly due to purchases of fuels and lubricants (+61.4 percent), namely diesel oil, gasoline, crude oil, cokes, electricity, natural gas, coal;  intermediate goods (+16.5 percent), namely naphtha for petrochemicals, copper sulfide ores, potassium chloride, integrated circuits, copper cathodes, iron/steel laminates, digital memories, ethylene copolymers, gearboxes, telephony apparatus, sodium hydroxide; capital goods (+14.7 percent), namely LED bulbs, electronic regulators, railway vehicles, cargo vehicles, data processing machines, airplanes, industrial robots, terminal equipment or repeaters, gas/smoke analyzers, machining centers, load lifting machines; and consumer goods (+13.6 percent), namely medicines, passenger cars, immunological products, whiskeys, cologne, blood fractions, immunoglobulin, preparations for animal feed, olive oil, video consoles, fungicide, wines, confections.

Considering full 2017, the country's trade surplus widened 41 percent from 2016 to USD 67 billion. Adjusted for the daily average, exports went up 18.5 percent to USD 217.75 billion and imports increased 10.5 percent to USD 150.75 billion. Main export partners were China (USD 50.2 billion); the US (USD 26.9 billion); Argentina (USD 17.6 billion); Netherlands (USD 9.3 billion) and Japan (USD 5.3 billion). Imports came mainly from China (USD 27.9 billion); the US (USD 24.8 billion); Argentina (USD 9.4 billion); Germany (USD 9.4 billion) and South Korea (USD 5.3 billion).


MDIC | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
1/2/2018 6:36:45 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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 $3.55B $5.20B $5.25B $5.1B
2018-01-02 05:00 PM Balance of Trade $5B $3.55B $4.06B $3.4B
2018-02-01 05:00 PM Balance of Trade $5B $4.06B $ 4.1B
2018-03-02 06:00 PM Balance of Trade $ 3.9B
2018-04-03 06:00 PM Balance of Trade $ 3.9B


Brazil Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 4997.77 3545.75 7661.35 -4066.52 USD Million [+]
Exports 17595.29 16687.75 26158.51 75.06 USD Million [+]
Imports 12597.51 13142.00 23061.08 67.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -2388.00 -342.00 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 109.77 112.21 132.67 64.72 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -1804.80 47.80 2919.60 -13168.80 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 5020.00 8200.00 20427.00 -24.10 USD Million [+]
Remittances 193.50 209.40 386.00 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 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 6578.00 6306.00 6578.00 1991.00 Thousand [+]
Terrorism Index 1.57 1.74 2.69 0.00 [+]
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 January of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4997.77 3545.75 7661.35 -4066.52 1959 - 2017 USD Million Monthly




balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia -628.00 Nov/17
Brazil 4997.77 Dec/17
Canada -2540.40 Nov/17
China 546.85 Dec/17
Euro Area 26272.60 Nov/17
France -5692.00 Nov/17
Germany 23700.00 Nov/17
India -14880.19 Dec/17
Indonesia -270.00 Dec/17
Italy 4829.68 Nov/17
Japan 113.36 Nov/17
Mexico 399.21 Nov/17
Netherlands 6041.00 Nov/17
Russia 11515.00 Nov/17
South Korea 5783.00 Dec/17
Spain -1621000.00 Nov/17
Switzerland 2633.00 Nov/17
Turkey -6320.40 Nov/17
United Kingdom -2804.00 Nov/17
United States -50497.00 Nov/17


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