Brazil Balance of Trade 1959-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Brazil trade surplus was nearly unchanged at USD 2.77 billion in January of 2018 compared to the corresponding month a year ago, coming below market expectations of a USD 3.03 billion surplus. Imports grew 16.4 percent to USD 14.199 billion, reaching the highest level since July of 2015 while exports was up by 13.8 percent to USD 16.968 billion. Balance of Trade in Brazil averaged 804.64 USD Million from 1959 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 7661.35 USD Million in May of 2017 and a record low of -4066.52 USD Million in January of 2014.

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Brazil Trade Surplus Nearly Flat YoY in January


Brazil trade surplus was nearly unchanged at USD 2.77 billion in January of 2018 compared to the corresponding month a year ago, coming below market expectations of a USD 3.03 billion surplus as imports and exports grew strongly.

Exports increased 13.8 percent year-on-year to USD 16.968 billion, mainly boosted by sales of aircraft (474.4 percent), soybeans (62.9 percent), beef (20.9 percent) and crude oil (18.9 percent). Shipments to China accounted for nearly 20 percent of total sales and increased 11.2 percent when adjusted for the working day average. Sales to the EU represented 17.9 percent and rose 32.1 percent and the US was the third largest export market with a 12.3 percent share and exports rising 23 percent.

Imports went up 16.4 percent year-on-year to USD 14.199 billion, the highest value since July of 2015. Purchases rose for fuels and lubricants (96.3 percent), mainly diesel oil, crude oil, liquefied propane, natural gas, gasoline, electric power, aviation kerosene; consumption goods (19.2 percent), namely passenger cars, blood fractions, medicines, immunological products, olive oil, animal feed preparations, electrothermal fryers, food preparations; capital goods (11.4 percent), namely diesel-electric locomotives, dump trucks, electric motors, LED lamps; and intermediate goods (5.8 percent). The EU was the main import partner (20.9 percent share) and purchases rose 22 percent, followed by China (20 percent share and a 21.9 percent increase in imports) and the US (16.8 percent share and inbound shipments up 11.8 percent).


Joana Taborda |
2/1/2018 5:58:38 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-12-01 05:00 PM Balance of Trade $3.55B $5.20B $5.25B $5.1B
2018-01-02 05:00 PM Balance of Trade $5B $3.55B $4.06B $3.4B
2018-02-01 05:00 PM Balance of Trade $2.77B $5B $3.03B $ 4.1B
2018-03-01 06:00 PM Balance of Trade $2.77B $ 3.3B
2018-04-03 06:00 PM Balance of Trade $ 3.2B
2018-05-02 06:00 PM Balance of Trade $ 2.8B


Brazil Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 2768.44 4997.77 7661.35 -4066.52 USD Million [+]
Exports 16967.80 17595.28 26158.51 75.06 USD Million [+]
Imports 14199.35 12597.51 23061.08 67.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -4326.50 -2387.60 3007.00 -13164.70 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -0.48 -1.30 1.80 -8.20 percent [+]
External Debt 671782.54 683699.11 714292.15 64259.50 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 110.14 109.77 132.67 64.72 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -1804.80 47.80 2919.60 -13168.80 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 5407.00 5020.00 20427.00 -24.10 USD Million [+]
Remittances 193.50 209.40 386.00 70.80 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 67.29 67.29 119.01 31.99 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 2550.00 2676.00 2730.00 330.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Tourist Arrivals 6578.00 6306.00 6578.00 1991.00 Thousand [+]
Terrorism Index 1.57 1.74 2.69 0.00 [+]
Weapons Sales 109.00 38.00 269.00 1.00 USD Million [+]

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Brazil Balance of Trade

From 2001 to 2012 and 2015 to 2017 Brazil has reported trade surpluses, primarily due to high export of mining and agricultural products. In 2017, the biggest trade surpluses were reported with China, Argentina, Netherlands, Iran, UAE, Egypt, Hong Kong, Singapore and United States and the biggest trade deficits with Germany, South Korea, France, Switzerland, Algeria and Australia. 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 February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2768.44 4997.77 7661.35 -4066.52 1959 - 2018 USD Million Monthly




balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia -1358.00 Dec/17
Brazil 2768.44 Jan/18
Canada -3186.30 Dec/17
China 203.40 Jan/18
Euro Area 25414.60 Dec/17
France -3468.00 Dec/17
Germany 18226.00 Dec/17
India -16298.47 Jan/18
Indonesia -676.90 Jan/18
Italy 5253.08 Dec/17
Japan 358.97 Dec/17
Mexico -156.97 Dec/17
Netherlands 4104.00 Dec/17
Russia 13700.00 Dec/17
South Korea 3700.00 Jan/18
Spain -1621000.00 Nov/17
Switzerland 2632.00 Dec/17
Turkey -9206.19 Dec/17
United Kingdom -4896.00 Dec/17
United States -53118.00 Dec/17


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