The first week of the month saw exports from Brazil reached USD 2.403 billion, with imports amounting to USD 1.705 billion.
The result is the highest ever for a February in Brazil since record-keeping began in 1989. The USD 7.3 billion surplus year-to-date through February was also an all-time high for the period.
A USD 1.249 billion surplus was recorded in the third week of February, with exports reaching USD 4.274 billion and imports amounting to USD 3.025 billion.
Revenue from Brazilian foreign sales to Arabs increased by 13.5% year-on-year in January. Shipped amounts and the prices of sugar and ore drove the increase.
Exports exceeded imports by nearly USD 1 billion in Brazil during the second week of February. Another surplus had been recorded in the first week of the month.
Foreign sales from Brazil amounted to USD 81.4 million in January. No Arab countries ranked among the top 20 buyers.
Exports outpaced imports by USD 212 million during the first three days of the month in Brazil, with sales going up for copper ore, crude oil, leather and cereals.
The trade surplus reached USD 2.75 billion last month and trails only the one registered in January 2006. A rise in the price of commodities boosted the performance.
The tool made available by the federal government shows data on exports and imports of Brazilian cities. In addition to the numbers, it’s possible to gather information on products and destinations.
Exports totaled USD 5.3 billion, a 2.6% fall in comparison to the same month of the previous year.
Foreign sales totaled USD 7.8 billion last year. The sector’s association blames the appreciation of the real against the dollar for the decline in shipments.
The Brazilian trade surplus was the result of USD 9.775 billion in exports and USD 8.377 billion in imports, with both climbing in comparison to the same month of last year.