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

Brazilian trade surplus decreased by 29.2 percent to USD 4.42 billion in December 2016 from USD 6.24 billion the same month of the previous year, while beating market consensus of USD 3.7 billion. For 2016, the trade surplus rose to USD 47.69 billion, its largest trade surplus on record, as exports fell less than imports amid a weaker real and a sharp recession. Balance of Trade in Brazil averaged 719.91 USD Million from 1959 until 2016, 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)
2016-11-01 05:00 PM Oct $2.3B $3.8B $2.65B $4.9B
2016-12-01 05:00 PM Nov $4.76B $2.3B $3B $2.6B
2017-01-02 05:00 PM Dec $4.42B $4.76B $3.7B $3.5B
2017-02-01 05:00 PM Jan $4.42B
2017-03-01 06:00 PM Feb
2017-04-03 06:00 PM Mar




Brazil Posts Record Trade Surplus In 2016


Brazilian trade surplus decreased by 29.2 percent to USD 4.42 billion in December 2016 from USD 6.24 billion the same month of the previous year, while beating market consensus of USD 3.7 billion. For 2016, the trade surplus rose to USD 47.69 billion, its largest trade surplus on record, as exports fell less than imports amid a weaker real and a sharp recession.

Exports declined 5 percent to USD 15.94 billion from USD 16.78 billion a year earlier, dragged by lower sales of primary goods (-8.7 percent) and industrial products (-3.2 percent), of which manufactured (-6.7 percent) and semimanufactured (+7.4 percent). Among major trading partners, exports decreased to the Euro Area (-6.1 percent) and ASEAN countries (-32.5 percent); while those to China (+9.5 percent), the US (+4.5 percent) and Argentina (+39.2 percent) rose.

Imports went up 9.3 percent to USD 11.53 billion from USD 10.54 billion in December 2015, as purchases rose the most for intermediate goods (+20.7 percent) and consumer goods (+19.6 percent). Meanwhile, imports of fuels and lubricants (-15 percent) and capital goods (-15.7 percent) continued to fall. Among major trading partners, imports rose from China (+36.5 percent), the US (+19.2 percent) and Argentina (+48 percent).

Considering the whole year, the trade surplus widened sharply to USD 47.69 billion, its largest trade surplus on record, compared to USD 19.69 billion in the same period in 2015. Exports fell 3.1 percent to USD 185.24 billion due to a decrease in sales of primary goods (-9.2 percent), while exports rose for industrial products (+2.7 percent). Meanwhile, imports shrank 19.8 percent to USD 137.55 billion, led by falls in fuels and lubricants (-42.9 percent), intermediate goods (-14.6 percent), capital goods (-21.2 percent) and consumer goods (-19 percent). Imports fell from China (-24 percent), the US (-10.1 percent), the Euro Area (-15.2 percent) and Argentina (-11.7 percent).


MDIC | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
1/2/2017 6:20:52 PM



Brazil Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 4415.00 4757.50 6436.65 -4058.14 USD Million [+]
Exports 15941.00 16220.49 26158.51 75.06 USD Million [+]
Imports 11525.00 11462.99 23050.46 67.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -877.90 -3338.60 3007.00 -13165.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.32 -4.31 1.80 -8.20 percent [+]
External Debt 335067.25 331418.28 351101.97 64259.50 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 108.42 108.21 132.67 64.72 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -627.70 -3183.00 15837.80 -16639.20 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 8752.00 8399.60 20427.00 -24.10 USD Million [+]
Remittances 211.90 201.30 386.00 70.80 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 67.20 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 January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4415.00 4757.50 6436.65 -4058.14 1959 - 2016 USD Million Monthly



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