Imports to Brazil increased 2.5 percent from a year earlier to USD 12.92 billion in December 2018, mainly driven by purchases of fuels and lubricants (32.9 percent), capital goods (5.6 percent) and intermediate goods (0.8 percent). Conversely, imports of consumer goods slumped 18.3 percent. Among major trading partners, imports increased from the US (27 percent) and Argentina (29.3 percent), but fell from China (-3.6 percent), ASEAN countries (-17.1 percent) and the EU (-16 percent). Imports in Brazil averaged 4540.28 USD Million from 1959 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 23061.08 USD Million in October of 2013 and a record low of 67 USD Million in March of 1965.

Imports in Brazil is expected to be 15000.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in Brazil to stand at 18100.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Brazil Imports is projected to trend around 22000.00 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Brazil Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 6639.00 4062.09 7661.35 -4066.52 USD Million [+]
Current Account -795.30 329.10 3250.00 -13345.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -0.48 -1.30 1.80 -8.20 percent [+]
Imports 12917.00 16860.36 23061.08 67.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 19556.00 20922.45 26158.51 75.06 USD Million [+]
External Debt 657912.13 652274.64 714260.45 64259.50 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 106.53 110.67 132.67 64.72 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -9.80 453.30 3511.30 -13679.20 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 10273.94 10382.40 16274.70 -181.50 USD Million [+]
Remittances 207.00 244.00 386.00 70.80 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 67.30 67.30 119.01 31.99 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 2522.00 2575.00 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 6589.00 6547.00 6589.00 1991.00 Thousand [+]

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Brazil Imports

Brazil main imports are: raw material, chemical products, machinery, fuels and lubricants, passenger cars, pharmaceutical products and food. Main import partners are China (18 percent), the United States (16 percent), Germany and Argentina (6 percent each) and South Korea (3 percent). This page provides the latest reported value for - Brazil Imports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Brazil Imports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12917.00 16860.36 23061.08 67.00 1959 - 2018 USD Million Monthly




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