Brasília – Slowing imports caused Brazil to run the second strongest trade surplus on record for an April, at USD 6.061 billion, up 2.3% from April 2018. The numbers were made public this Thursday (2) by the Secretariat of Foreign Trade (Secex).
Exports from Brazil fetched USD 19.689 billion, down 0.1% from April 2018 in daily average terms. Imports reached USD 13.628 billion, down 1.2%.
Imports were down 10% for capital goods, 6.6% for consumer goods and 0.2% for intermediate goods. Fuel and lubricant imports climbed 10.4%, driven by a hike in oil prices.
Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum