Brazil's trade surplus widened to USD 6.7 billion in April of 2020 from USD 5.7 billion in the corresponding month of the previous year and above market consensus of 6.2 billion. When adjusted for the working day average, exports declined 0.3% from a year earlier to USD 18.3 billion, dragged by lower sales of manufactured (-34.4%) and of semi-manufactured products (-4.8%). In contrast, exports of basic goods advanced 22.8%. Among major trading partners, exports declined to the EU (-3.0%) and the US (-31.7%). On the other hand, exports to China, Hong Kong and Macau rose 27.9%. Meantime, imports dropped 10.5% to USD 11.6 billion, particularly intermediate goods (-2.3%); capital goods (-22.4%); capital goods (-21.9%) and fuels & lubricants (-28.3%). Imports fell mainly from China, Hong Kong and Macau (-17%), the EU (-9.1%) and the US (-11.6%)

Balance of Trade in Brazil averaged 930.12 USD Million from 1959 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 7660.98 USD Million in May of 2017 and a record low of -4068.90 USD Million in January of 2014. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2020. source: Ministério do Desenvolvimento, Indústria e Comércio Exterior

Balance of Trade in Brazil is expected to be 5600.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Balance of Trade in Brazil to stand at 2500.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Brazil Balance of Trade is projected to trend around 2200.00 USD Million in 2021 and 3800.00 USD Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Brazil Balance of Trade

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6701.81 4713.26 7660.98 -4068.90 1959 - 2020 USD Million Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-02-03 06:00 PM Jan $-1.75B $5.6B $0.1B $0.7B
2020-03-02 06:00 PM Feb $3.1B $-1.74B $1.5B $1.3B
2020-04-01 06:00 PM Mar $4.71B $3.1B $4B $ 1.9B
2020-05-04 06:00 PM Apr $6.7B $4.71B $6.15B $5.9B
2020-06-01 06:00 PM May $6.7B $6.1B
2020-07-01 06:00 PM Jun $ 5.6B
2020-08-03 06:00 PM Jul
2020-09-01 06:00 PM Aug


News Stream
Brazil Trade Surplus Higher than Expected
Brazil's trade surplus widened to USD 6.7 billion in April of 2020 from USD 5.7 billion in the corresponding month of the previous year and above market consensus of 6.2 billion. When adjusted for the working day average, exports declined 0.3% from a year earlier to USD 18.3 billion, dragged by lower sales of manufactured (-34.4%) and of semi-manufactured products (-4.8%). In contrast, exports of basic goods advanced 22.8%. Among major trading partners, exports declined to the EU (-3.0%) and the US (-31.7%). On the other hand, exports to China, Hong Kong and Macau rose 27.9%. Meantime, imports dropped 10.5% to USD 11.6 billion, particularly intermediate goods (-2.3%); capital goods (-22.4%); capital goods (-21.9%) and fuels & lubricants (-28.3%). Imports fell mainly from China, Hong Kong and Macau (-17%), the EU (-9.1%) and the US (-11.6%)
2020-05-04
Brazil Trade Surplus Widens in March
Brazil's trade surplus widened to USD 4.71 billion in March of 2020 from USD 4.30 billion in the corresponding month of the previous year and slightly above market consensus of 4 billion. When adjusted for the working day average, exports declined 4.7% from a year earlier to USD 19.239 billion, dragged by lower sales of basic goods (-0.6%) and manufactured goods (-14.9%). In contrast, exports of semi-manufactured products advanced 6.1%. Among major trading partners, exports declined to China, Hong Kong and Macau (-3.2%); the EU (-6.3%) and the US (-20.2%). Meantime, imports dropped 4.5% to USD 14.525 billion, mainly due to consumer goods (-19.3%) and fuels & lubricants (-23.5%). On the other hand, imports of intermediate goods (3.5%) and capital goods (2.8%) increased. Imports fell mainly from China, Hong Kong and Macau (-17.1%), the EU (-6.6%) and the US (-13.4%)
2020-04-01
Brazil Trade Surplus Higher than Expected
Brazil’s trade surplus narrowed slightly to USD 3.096 billion in February 2020 from USD 3.116 billion in the same month of the previous year but above market expectations of a USD 1.5 billion surplus. When adjusted for the working day average, exports climbed 15.5% from a year earlier to USD 16.355 billion, boosted by higher sales of basic goods (+26.2%), of which fuels (+63.5%) and soybeans (+5.7%); semi-manufactured products (+6.2%) and manufactured goods (+4.0%). Among major trading partners, exports rose to China, Hong Kong and Macau (20.9%); the EU (+31.7%) and ASEAN countries (+91.6%); while those from the US fell 9.7%. Meantime, imports climbed at a faster 16.7% to USD 13.259 billion, mainly due to intermediate goods (+3.2%); capital goods (+102.2%); fuels & lubricants (+31.2%) and consumer goods (+2.2%). Imports advanced mainly from the US (+77.8%); the EU (+5.2%) and China, Hong Kong and Macau (+0.7%).
2020-03-02
Brazil Posts First Trade Gap for January Month since 2015
Brazil recorded a trade deficit of USD 1.75 billion in January 2020 compared to a USD 1.70 billion surplus in the same month of the previous year and against market expectations of a USD 0.1 billion surplus. It was the first monthly trade shortfall for a January month since 2015, as exports slipped 20.2 percent year-on-year to USD 14.43 billion, amid lower shipments of basic goods (-11.9 percent), mostly fuels (-29.2 percent), soybeans (-33.2 percent) and corn grains (-41 percent); manufactured goods (-27.7 percent), namely vehicles (-18.2 percent) and semi-manufactured products (-25.3 percent), such as cellulose (-44.5 percent) and iron & steel (-37.6 percent). Meantime, imports fell at a slower 1.3 percent to USD 16.175 billion, as declines in acquisitions of intermediate goods (-3.4 percent) and fuels & lubricants (-15.3 percent) offset increases in those of capital goods (6.6 percent) and consumer goods (6.9 percent).
2020-02-03

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 2018, the biggest trade surpluses were reported with China, the Netherlands, Argentina, Chile, Iran and Spain while the largest trade deficits were recorded with Germany, South Korea, Russia, Switzerland Algeria and France.