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

Brazil recorded a USD 6.44 billion trade surplus in May of 2016, much higher than market expectations of USD 5.5 billion and a USD 2.7 billion surplus a year earlier. It is and the highest surplus on record as exports grew for the second straight month and imports slumped at a slower pace. Balance of Trade in Brazil averaged 686.55 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
6437.00 4860.00 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 June of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-04-01 06:00 PM Mar $4.43B $3.043B $3.9B $2.7B
2016-05-02 06:00 PM Apr $4.86B $4.43B $4.73B $3.5B
2016-06-01 06:00 PM May $6.44B $4.86B $5.5B $ 4.2B
2016-07-01 06:00 PM Jun $6.44B $4B $ 4.9B
2016-08-03 06:00 PM Jul $ 4.7B
2016-09-01 06:00 PM Aug $ 4.4B

Brazil Trade Surplus Reaches Record High in May


Brazil recorded a USD 6.44 billion trade surplus in May of 2016, much higher than market expectations of USD 5.5 billion and a USD 2.7 billion surplus a year earlier. It is and the highest surplus on record as exports grew for the second straight month and imports slumped at a slower pace.

Exports went up 4.8 percent year-on-year to USD 17571 million in May, following a 1.4 percent rise in the previous month. It is the first time in more than two years exports rise for two straight months. 

Imports declined 20.5 percent year-on-year to USD 11134 million. Imports went down for the 20th straight month although the fall was the lowest since June last year.

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
6/1/2016 7:28:56 PM

Brazil Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 6437.00 4860.00 6437.00 -4058.14 USD Million [+]
Exports 17571.00 15374.00 26158.51 75.06 USD Million [+]
Imports 11134.00 10513.00 23050.46 67.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account 1200.30 412.40 3007.00 -13165.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.32 -4.31 1.80 -8.20 percent [+]
External Debt 333622.88 340583.03 351101.97 64259.50 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 96.47 97.43 132.67 64.72 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 1720.30 747.50 15837.80 -16639.20 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 6140.00 6820.00 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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