Brazil Balance of Trade  1959-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Brazilian trade surplus increased 92.4 percent year-on-year to USD 4.58 billion surplus in July of 2016. It was the biggest surplus for July month since 2006 while below market expectations of USD 4.95 billion surplus. Exports fell for the second consecutive month and imports shrank at a faster pace. Balance of Trade in Brazil averaged 691.31 USD Million from 1959 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 6437 USD Million in May of 2016 and a record low of -4058.14 USD Million in January of 2014. Balance of Trade in Brazil is reported by the Ministério do Desenvolvimento, Indústria e Comércio Exterior.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4578.00 3973.00 6437.00 -4058.14 1959 - 2016 USD Million Monthly
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 August of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-06-01 06:00 PM May $6.44B $4.86B $5.5B $ 4.2B
2016-07-01 06:00 PM Jun $3.97B $6.44B $4B $ 4.9B
2016-08-01 06:00 PM Jul $4.58B $3.97B $4.95B $ 4.3B
2016-09-01 06:00 PM Aug $4.58B $4.2B $4.1B
2016-09-30 06:00 PM Sep 3490.85
2016-11-03 05:00 PM Oct 3816.63

Brazil Trade Surplus Widens 92.4% in July


Brazilian trade surplus increased 92.4 percent year-on-year to USD 4.58 billion surplus in July of 2016. It was the biggest surplus for July month since 2006 while below market expectations of USD 4.95 billion surplus. Exports fell for the second consecutive month and imports shrank at a faster pace.

Exports declined 11.9 percent year-on-year to USD 16331 million, following a 14.7 percent drop in June.

Imports went down 27.4 percent year-on-year to USD 11752 million, 22nd straight month of decrease and also reaching the lowest value for July month since 2009. 

Yekaterina Guchshina | yekaterina@tradingeconomics.com
8/1/2016 7:39:40 PM

Brazil Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 4578.00 3973.00 6437.00 -4058.14 USD Million [+]
Exports 16331.00 16743.26 26158.51 75.06 USD Million [+]
Imports 11752.00 12769.64 23050.46 67.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -4050.00 -2478.60 3007.00 -13165.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.32 -4.31 1.80 -8.20 percent [+]
External Debt 331418.28 333622.88 351101.97 64259.50 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 105.78 106.20 132.67 64.72 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -3535.00 -2236.00 15837.80 -16639.20 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 78.00 3917.30 20427.00 -24.10 USD Million [+]
Remittances 1909.90 1943.90 6411.00 1909.90 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 67.20 67.20 119.01 31.99 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 2406.00 2395.00 2547.00 330.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 2.21 2.21 2.69 0.00 [+]
Weapons Sales 41.00 44.00 269.00 1.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 5813.00 5677.00 5813.00 1991.00 Thousand [+]




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