Imports to Brazil went up 15.4 percent from a year earlier to USD 16.39 billion in January 2019, mainly driven by higher purchases of capital (156.2 percent) and intermediate goods (3.6 percent). On the other hand, imports dropped for fuels and lubricants (-12.5 percent) and consumption goods (-3.5 percent). Among major trading partners, shipments rose from China (81 percent), Argentina (4.9 percent) and Japan (8.2 percent) while declined from the US (-5.2 percent), ASEAN (-8.8 percent) and the EU (-5.1 percent). Imports in Brazil averaged 4556.71 USD Million from 1959 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 23061.08 USD Million in October of 2013 and a record low of 67 USD Million in March of 1965.

Imports in Brazil is expected to be 17000.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in Brazil to stand at 18000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Brazil Imports is projected to trend around 22000.00 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Brazil Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 2190.00 6640.00 7661.35 -4066.52 USD Million [+]
Current Account -815.00 -800.00 3250.00 -13345.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -0.48 -1.30 1.80 -8.20 percent [+]
Imports 16386.53 12917.00 23061.08 67.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 18578.92 19555.99 26158.51 75.06 USD Million [+]
External Debt 663800.83 657912.13 714260.45 64259.50 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 103.30 106.53 132.67 64.72 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -1344.90 -9.80 3511.30 -13679.20 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 8950.30 10270.00 16274.70 -181.50 USD Million [+]
Remittances 201.90 226.20 386.00 70.80 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 67.40 67.30 119.01 31.99 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 2522.00 2575.00 2730.00 330.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 1.39 1.57 2.69 0.00 [+]
Weapons Sales 45.00 111.00 269.00 1.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 6589.00 6547.00 6589.00 1991.00 Thousand [+]

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Brazil Imports

Brazil main imports are: raw material, chemical products, machinery, fuels and lubricants, passenger cars, pharmaceutical products and food. Main import partners are China (18 percent), the United States (16 percent), Germany and Argentina (6 percent each) and South Korea (3 percent). This page provides the latest reported value for - Brazil Imports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Brazil Imports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
16386.53 12917.00 23061.08 67.00 1959 - 2019 USD Million Monthly




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