Brazil Imports  1959-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Imports to Brazil went up 9.3 percent year-on-year to USD 12.59 billion in December of 2017, 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; capital goods (+14.7 percent), namely LED bulbs, electronic regulators, railway vehicles, cargo vehicles, data processing machines, airplanes, industrial robots; and consumer goods (+13.6 percent), namely medicines, passenger cars, immunological products, whiskeys, cologne. Considering full 2017, imports increased 10.5 percent adjusted for the daily average to USD 150.75 billion, 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). Imports in Brazil averaged 4361.31 USD Million from 1959 until 2017, 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2013-03-01 06:00 PM Imports $16827M $20003M


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 Imports

Brazil main imports are: raw material and intermediate products (47 percent of the total imports, of which chemical products account for 14 percent), capital goods (22 percent, of which machinery accounts for 6 percent), fuels and lubricants (13 percent), durable consumer goods (9 percent, of which passenger cars account for 3 percent) and non-durable consumer goods (9 percent, of which pharmaceutical products and food account for 3 percent each). Main import partners are China (18 percent), the United States (15 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 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12597.51 13142.00 23061.08 67.00 1959 - 2017 USD Million Monthly




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