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

The trade surplus in Brazil widened 35.3 percent year-on-year to USD 5.6 billion in August of 2017, above market expectations of a USD 4.1 billion surplus. The country’s trade balance has been in surplus since March of 2015. Balance of Trade in Brazil averaged 779.56 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 Beats Expectations


The trade surplus in Brazil widened 35.3 percent year-on-year to USD 5.6 billion in August of 2017, above market expectations of a USD 4.1 billion surplus. The country’s trade balance has been in surplus since March of 2015.

Exports went up 14.7 percent year-on-year to USD 19.475 billion, mainly boosted by higher sales of primary articles (24.2 percent), manufactured (9.7 percent) and semimanufactured products (3.4 percent). Among major trading partners, exports increased to China (41 percent), Argentina (30.8 percent) and the US (2.2 percent)
 
Imports rose 8 percent to USD 13.876 billion, due to purchases of fuels and lubricants (56.6 percent), capital goods (6.6 percent), intermediate goods (4.8 percent) and consumer goods (1 percent). Among major trading partners, imports went up from China (22.5 percent) but fell from the US (-5.8 percent).
 
Considering the first eight months of the year, the country’s surplus increased 48.6 percent to USD 48.109 billion. Exports advanced 18.1 percent to USD 145.946 billion and imports went up at a slower 7.3 percent to USD 97.837 billion. 

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
9/1/2017 8:18:47 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-07-03 06:00 PM Balance of Trade $7.2B $7.66B $6.9B $7.4B
2017-08-01 06:00 PM Balance of Trade $6.3B $7.2B $6.39B $7B
2017-09-01 08:00 PM Balance of Trade $5.6B $6.3B $4.1B $4.5B
2017-10-03 06:00 PM Balance of Trade $5.6B $5.5B
2017-11-01 05:00 PM Balance of Trade
2017-12-01 05:00 PM Balance of Trade $4.9B


Brazil Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 5599.00 6298.00 7661.35 -4066.52 USD Million [+]
Exports 19475.00 18769.00 26158.51 75.06 USD Million [+]
Imports 13876.00 12471.00 23061.08 67.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -3403.80 -3403.80 3007.00 -13165.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -1.30 -3.32 1.80 -8.20 percent [+]
External Debt 666944.32 678952.08 714292.15 64259.50 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 107.66 108.88 132.67 64.72 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -2993.20 1748.10 2952.70 -13168.80 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 4093.30 3991.40 20427.00 -24.10 USD Million [+]
Remittances 178.80 202.30 386.00 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 September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5599.00 6298.00 7661.35 -4066.52 1959 - 2017 USD Million Monthly




balance of trade by Country

Last
Australia 460.00 Jul/17
Brazil 5599.00 Aug/17
Canada -3040.40 Jul/17
China 419.92 Aug/17
Euro Area 23156.00 Jul/17
France -5968.00 Jul/17
Germany 19500.00 Jul/17
India -11643.96 Aug/17
Indonesia 1722.60 Aug/17
Italy 6560.39 Jul/17
Japan 113.64 Aug/17
Mexico -1522.60 Jul/17
Netherlands 4711.00 Jul/17
Russia 3970.00 Jul/17
South Korea 7013.00 Aug/17
Spain -1259000.00 Jun/17
Switzerland 2173.00 Aug/17
Turkey -8842.94 Jul/17
United Kingdom -2872.00 Jul/17
United States -43689.00 Jul/17