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

Brazilian trade surplus increased 53.9 percent to USD 4.14 billion in August 2016 compared to USD 2.69 billion in the same month of the previous year, missing markets expectations of USD 4.20 billion. It was the biggest surplus posted for an August month in ten years, as exports climbed 9.7 percent year-on-year while imports rose at a much slower 0.4 percent, the first gain in 23 months. Balance of Trade in Brazil averaged 701.91 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
4140.00 4578.00 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 September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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 $4.14B $4.58B $4.2B $4.1B
2016-10-03 06:00 PM Sep $4.14B $4.5B
2016-11-03 05:00 PM Oct $4.9B
2016-12-01 05:00 PM Nov $5.6B

Brazil Trade Surplus Widens Sharply as Exports Climb


Brazilian trade surplus increased 53.9 percent to USD 4.14 billion in August 2016 compared to USD 2.69 billion in the same month of the previous year, missing markets expectations of USD 4.20 billion. It was the biggest surplus posted for an August month in ten years, as exports climbed 9.7 percent year-on-year while imports rose at a much slower 0.4 percent.

Exports climbed 9.7 percent year-on-year to USD 16.99 billion, the first rise in three months.

Imports rose slightly by 0.4 percent to USD 12.85 billion, after falling by 22 straight months.

Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
9/1/2016 7:20:53 PM

Brazil Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 4140.00 4578.00 6437.00 -4058.14 USD Million [+]
Exports 16989.00 16330.55 26158.51 75.06 USD Million [+]
Imports 12849.00 11752.46 23050.46 67.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -579.00 -4050.00 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 106.11 105.78 132.67 64.72 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -3535.00 -2236.00 15837.80 -16639.20 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 7208.00 78.00 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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