From the Newsroom
São Paulo – Brazil’s trade balance registered a surplus of USD 1.9 billion last week, according to information released this Monday (18), according to information released this Monday (18) by the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC). It resulted from USD 5.57 billion in exports and USD 3.6 billion in imports.
Until last Friday (15), the country also registered a trade surplus of USD 2.8 billion in the month, with exports reaching USD 10.4 billion and imports at USD 7.5 billion. Year-to-date, Brazil’s trade surplus stands at USD 27 billion, with USD 104.6 billion in exports and USD 76.9 billion in imports.
In June’s third week, exports daily average stood at USD 1.1 billion, up 3.75% over the second week’s average. The products, among basic goods, that contributed to the increase in sales were soy beans, soy bran, crude oil, iron ore, copper ore and coffee beans.
Sales of semi-finished products also increased, with a better performance by wood pulp, ferro-alloys, gold semi-finished products, cast iron, raw sugar, hides and skins. Among finished products, non-frozen orange juice, fuel oils, aircrafts, passenger vehicles, cargo vehicles, taps, valves and parts also had an increase in sales.
Imports also went up 9.8% on the daily average in June’s third week over the average of the month’s first two weeks. Last week saw USD 720.1 million in imports per day, with an increase in purchases especially of fuels and lubricants, auto and auto parts, mechanical equipment, aircraft and parts, precision and optics instruments.
Translated by Sérgio Kakitani