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

Brazil recorded a USD 4.86 million trade surplus in April of 2016, better than market expectations of USD 4.7 billion and the highest on record for an April month. Exports rebounded while imports decreased at a slower pace. Balance of Trade in Brazil averaged 672.10 USD Million from 1959 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 6240 USD Million in December of 2015 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
4860.00 3043.00 6240.00 -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 May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-03-01 06:00 PM Feb $3.043B $0.923B $2.57B $2.7B
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 $4.86B $ 4.2B
2016-07-01 06:00 PM Jun $ 4B
2016-08-03 06:00 PM Jul $ 3.6B

Brazil Trade Surplus Tops Estimates


Brazil recorded a USD 4.86 million trade surplus in April of 2016, better than market expectations of USD 4.7 billion and the highest on record for an April month. Exports rebounded while imports decreased at a slower pace.

Exports went up 1.4 percent year-on-year to USD 15374 million, recovering from a 5.8 percent decline in the previous month. Imports shrank 28.3 percent year-on-year to USD 10513 million. It is the lowest fall in six months and follows a 30 percent drop in March.

So far this year, the country recorded a USD 13.25 billion surplus.

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
5/2/2016 7:22:44 PM

Brazil Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 4860.00 3043.00 6240.00 -4058.14 USD Million [+]
Exports 15374.00 15994.00 26158.51 75.06 USD Million [+]
Imports 10513.00 11559.00 23050.46 67.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account 412.40 -855.00 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 97.43 95.29 132.67 64.72 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 779.40 -4368.50 15837.80 -16639.20 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 6800.00 5560.00 20427.00 -24.10 USD Million [+]
Remittances 1909.90 1943.90 6411.00 1909.90 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 67.20 67.18 119.01 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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