Brazil Current Account  1980-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The current account deficit in Brazil widened to USD 5.88 billion in December of 2016 from a USD 2.44 billion gap a year earlier and worse than market expectations of a USD 4.2 billion deficit. It is the highest shortfall since April of 2015 as the trade surplus declined 31 percent to USD 4.2 billion on lower exports (-4.8 percent) and rising imports (+10.1 percent). In addition, the secondary income surplus decreased 40 percent to USD 277 million and the primary income deficit widened 8.1 percent to USD 6.9 billion. Considering full 2016, Brazil reported a USD 23.5 billion current account gap, 60 percent lower than in 2015 and equivalent to 1.3 percent of the GDP. It is the smallest gap since 2008 when the country started posting consecutive current account imbalances. Current Account in Brazil averaged -1675.72 USD Million from 1980 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 3007 USD Million in July of 2006 and a record low of -13165 USD Million in January of 2014.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-11-22 12:30 PM Oct $-3.34B $-0.47B $ -3.1B $ -1.9B
2016-12-20 05:00 PM Nov $-0.88B $-3.34B $ -0.2B $ -1B
2017-01-24 12:30 PM Dec $-5.881B $-0.88B $-4.2B $ -2.5B
2017-02-17 01:30 PM Jan $-5.881B $ -1.9B
2017-03-24 01:30 PM Feb $ -2.2B
2017-04-25 01:30 PM Mar $ -2.3B




Brazil Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 4415.00 4757.50 6436.65 -4058.14 USD Million [+]
Exports 15941.00 16220.49 26158.51 75.06 USD Million [+]
Imports 11525.00 11462.99 23050.46 67.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -5881.50 -877.90 3007.00 -13165.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -1.30 -3.32 1.80 -8.20 percent [+]
External Debt 335067.25 331418.28 351101.97 64259.50 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 110.74 108.42 132.67 64.72 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -5739.30 -261.20 15837.80 -16639.20 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 15409.00 8752.00 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 Current Account Notes

Current Account is the sum of the balance of trade (exports minus imports of goods and services), net factor income (such as interest and dividends) and net transfer payments (such as foreign aid). This page provides the latest reported value for - Brazil Current Account - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Brazil Current Account - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-5881.50 -877.90 3007.00 -13165.00 1980 - 2016 USD Million Monthly



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