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.