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

Brazil recorded a USD 6,969 million trade surplus in April of 2017, 43.4 percent higher than a USD 4,861 million surplus a year earlier while below market expectations of USD 7,100 million. It was the record surplus for April month, as exports jumped 27.8 percent year-on-year and imports rose at a slower 13.3 percent. Balance of Trade in Brazil averaged 736.89 USD Million from 1959 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 7145 USD Million in March of 2017 and a record low of -4066.52 USD Million in January of 2014.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-02 06:00 PM Feb $4.56B $2.72B $3.27B $2.5B
2017-04-03 06:00 PM Mar $7.145B $4.56B $6.8B $4.8B
2017-05-02 06:00 PM Apr $6.97B $7.145B $7.1B $4.5B
2017-06-01 06:00 PM May $6.97B
2017-06-30 06:00 PM Jun
2017-08-01 06:00 PM Jul




Brazil Trade Surplus At Record High For April Month


Brazil recorded a USD 6,969 million trade surplus in April of 2017, 43.4 percent higher than a USD 4,861 million surplus a year earlier while below market expectations of USD 7,100 million. It was the record surplus for April month, as exports jumped 27.8 percent year-on-year and imports rose at a slower 13.3 percent.

Exports reached USD 17,686 million, boosted by sales of basic products (29.7 percent), mainly iron ore (87.6 percent), crude oil (58.6 percent), copper (50.9 percent), pork (34.4 percent), soybeans (24.2 percent); coffee (12.6 percent), cotton (5.3 percent) and chicken meat (1.5 percent). Shipments also increased for manufactured (25.7 percent) and semimanufactured products (27.5 percent), namely hydrocarbons (161.6 percent), semimanufactured iron and steel (55.5 percent), sugar (44.7 percent), lumber (32.3 percent) and cargo vehicles (123.3 percent). 

Imports went up to USD 10,717 million, mainly due to purchases of fuels and lubricants (28.5 percent), intermediate goods (16.5 percent) and consumer goods (6.3 percent), while purchases of capital goods fell 5.9 percent. 

Considering the first four months of 2017, exports increased 21.8 percent on a calendar adjusted basis to USD 68.1 billion and imports rose at a slower 9.5 percent to USD 46.7 billion, resulting in a USD 21.4 billion trade surplus. Sales to China jumped 46.8 percent and accounted for nearly 25 percent of total exports. 

Yekaterina Guchshina | yekaterina@tradingeconomics.com
5/2/2017 6:33:11 PM



Brazil Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 6969.00 7145.00 7145.00 -4066.52 USD Million [+]
Exports 17686.00 20085.00 26158.51 75.06 USD Million [+]
Imports 10717.00 12940.00 23061.08 67.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account 1152.80 1377.10 3007.00 -13165.00 USD Million [+]
External Debt 678952.08 682160.91 714292.15 64259.50 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -1.30 -3.32 1.80 -8.20 percent [+]
Terms of Trade 115.77 115.55 132.67 64.72 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 1757.00 1818.10 2919.60 -13168.80 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 5577.40 7119.10 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 2730.00 2609.00 2730.00 330.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Tourist Arrivals 5813.00 5677.00 5813.00 1991.00 Thousand [+]
Terrorism Index 1.74 2.21 2.69 0.00 [+]
Weapons Sales 109.00 38.00 269.00 1.00 USD Million [+]

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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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6969.00 7145.00 7145.00 -4066.52 1959 - 2017 USD Million Monthly



balance of trade by Country

Last
Australia 3107.00 Mar/17
Brazil 6969.00 Apr/17
Canada -134.70 Mar/17
China 380.48 Apr/17
Euro Area 30899.90 Mar/17
France -5353.00 Mar/17
Germany 25385.00 Mar/17
India -13249.19 Apr/17
Indonesia 1238.30 Apr/17
Italy 5418.04 Mar/17
Japan 481.75 Apr/17
Mexico -183.00 Mar/17
Netherlands 6719.00 Mar/17
Russia 12598.00 Mar/17
South Korea 13254.00 Apr/17
Spain -1458000.00 Mar/17
Switzerland 1968.25 Apr/17
Turkey -4492.00 Mar/17
United Kingdom -4900.00 Mar/17
United States -43706.00 Mar/17