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

Brazil recorded a USD 4560 million trade surplus in February of 2017, 50 percent higher than a USD 3042 million surplus a year earlier and beating market expectations of USD 3270 million. It is the largest trade surplus on record for a February month. Balance of Trade in Brazil averaged 728.28 USD Million from 1959 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 6436.65 USD Million in May of 2016 and a record low of -4058.14 USD Million in January of 2014.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-01-02 05:00 PM Dec $4.42B $4.76B $3.7B $3.5B
2017-02-01 06:00 PM Jan $2.72B $4.42B $2.1B $3B
2017-03-02 06:00 PM Feb $4.56B $2.72B $3.27B $2.5B
2017-04-03 06:00 PM Mar $4.56B
2017-05-01 06:00 PM Apr
2017-06-01 06:00 PM May




Brazil Trade Surplus At Record High For February Month


Brazil recorded a USD 4560 million trade surplus in February of 2017, 50 percent higher than a USD 3042 million surplus a year earlier and beating market expectations of USD 3270 million. It is the largest trade surplus on record for a February month.

Exports rose 15.9 percent year-on-year to USD 15,472 million, following a 32.6 percent jump in the previous month. Accounting for calendar effects, sales rose at a faster 22.4 percent, mainly boosted by oil (326.6 percent); iron ore (126.2 percent); soybeans (107.2 percent); pork (40 percent) and chicken meat (35.8 percent). In addition, shipments also rose for fuel oil (480.7 percent); cargo vehicles (38.8 percent); passenger cars (31.6 percent); cast iron (139 percent); crude soybean oil (109.9 percent) and semimanufactured iron and steel (92.6 percent).

Imports went up 5.9 percent year-on-year to USD 10912 million, easing from an 18 percent jump in January. Accounting for calendar effects, purchases rose 11.8 percent, mainly due to intermediate goods (16.3 percent) and fuels and lubricants (34.9 percent), as prices went up for diesel, gasoline, coal, coal, butane and liquefied propane. On the other hand, imports fell for capital goods (-9.8 percent) and consumer goods (-4.4 percent).

Considering the first two months of 2017, Brazil recorded a USD 7,300 million trade surplus, the highest for the period since the series began. Exports jumped 20.5 percent and imports increased at a slower 9.2 percent. Sales rose the most for China (78.9 percent), the United States (15.3 percent) and Argentina (18.4 percent). 

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
3/3/2017 4:44:57 PM



Brazil Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 4560.00 2724.00 6436.65 -4058.14 USD Million [+]
Exports 15472.00 14911.00 26158.51 75.06 USD Million [+]
Imports 10912.00 12187.00 23050.46 67.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -934.74 -5085.00 3007.00 -13165.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -1.30 -3.32 1.80 -8.20 percent [+]
External Debt 682160.91 682160.91 714292.15 64259.50 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 117.29 112.56 132.67 64.72 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -498.00 -4619.40 15837.80 -16639.20 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 5306.30 11528.00 20427.00 -24.10 USD Million [+]
Remittances 193.40 206.20 386.00 70.80 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 67.29 67.20 119.01 31.99 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 2264.00 2335.00 2547.00 330.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 1.74 2.21 2.69 0.00 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 5813.00 5677.00 5813.00 1991.00 Thousand [+]
Weapons Sales 41.00 44.00 269.00 1.00 USD Million [+]



Brazil Balance of Trade Notes

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 March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4560.00 2724.00 6436.65 -4058.14 1959 - 2017 USD Million Monthly



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