Revenue from capital goods sales from Brazil to other countries reached USD 945 million in March, a significant increase over February. Quarter one numbers also increased.
The third week of April saw exports reach USD 4.320 billion with imports amounting to USD 2.551 billion, according to the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services. The resulting surplus was USD 1.769 billion.
In the second week of April, exports reached USD 4.075 billion and imports amounted to USD 2.246 billion, the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services reported this Monday.
Brazilian footwear exports to the region declined in the first quarter of this year from Q1 2016. However, sales increased to Bahrain, Syria, Mauritania, Oman, Algeria, Qatar and Tunisia.
There was a surplus of USD 1.596 billion in the month’s first week, with USD 4.688 billion in exports and USD 3.092 billion in imports.
Container traffic increased 10.2% in the period, while the passenger terminal received over 400,000 people and the vehicle terminal around 90,000 units.
Brazilian textiles and clothing sales to the Arab world increased by 87.5% in January and February from the comparable period in 2016. The growth was driven by rope exports.
Brazil’s surplus went over USD 7 billion last month. In the first quarter, it reached USD 14.4 billion, a record for the period.
Exports from Brazil increased by 0.4% on average per business day last week, even though foreign sales of meats weathered a blow.
Last week saw the country run a USD 1.437 billion surplus, the result of USD 4.262 billion worth of goods exported and USD 2.825 billion in imports.
Exports generated USD 4.9 billion and imports totaled USD 3.1 billion, with a surplus of USD 1.725 billion in foreign trade.