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

Brazil recorded a USD 2724 million trade surplus in January of 2017, much higher than a USD 922 million surplus a year earlier and beating market expectations of USD 2100 million. It is the largest trade surplus for a January month since 2006 when it came at USD 2835 million. Balance of Trade in Brazil averaged 722.79 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)
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 06:00 PM Jan $2.72B $4.42B $2.1B $3B
2017-03-01 06:00 PM Feb $2.72B
2017-04-03 06:00 PM Mar
2017-05-01 06:00 PM Apr




Brazil Trade Surplus Widens 195% YoY In January


Brazil recorded a USD 2724 million trade surplus in January of 2017, much higher than a USD 922 million surplus a year earlier and beating market expectations of USD 2100 million. It is the largest trade surplus for a January month since 2006 when it came at USD 2835 million.

Exports jumped 32.6 percent year-on-year to USD 14911 million, following a 5 percent drop in the previous month. It is the biggest rise since August of 2011. Sales rose for primary products (30 percent), namely soybeans (124.7 percent), iron ore (124.5 percent), oil (97.7 percent), pork (60.2 percent), chicken (23.4 percent), coffee (7.8 percent) and beef (5.1 percent). Shipments also rose for sugar (112.7 percent), fuels (271.2 percent), orange juice (251.2 percent), cargo vehicles (114 percent) and auto vehicles (34.5 percent). Sales to China recorded the biggest increase (74.3 percent), mainly due to oil, iron ore and soybeans. 

Imports went up 18 percent to USD 12187 million, following a 9.3 percent rise in the previous month. It is the strongest increase since October of 2013. Purchases of intermediate goods rose the most (22.8 percent), followed by fuels and lubricants (15.8 percent) and consumer goods (2.8 percent) while capital goods went down 40.1 percent. China was the main importt partner, followed by the United States, Germany, Argentina and South Korea.

In 2016, the country recorded a USD 47.69 billion surplus, the trade surplus on record and higher than USD 19.69 billion in 2015. Exports fell 3.1 percent and imports shrank at a faster 19.8 percent. 

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
2/1/2017 7:20:43 PM



Brazil Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 2724.00 4415.00 6436.65 -4058.14 USD Million [+]
Exports 14911.00 15941.00 26158.51 75.06 USD Million [+]
Imports 12187.00 11525.00 23050.46 67.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -5085.00 -5881.50 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 112.56 110.74 132.67 64.72 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -4619.40 -5739.30 15837.80 -16639.20 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 11528.00 15409.00 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 February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2724.00 4415.00 6436.65 -4058.14 1959 - 2017 USD Million Monthly



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