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09/08/2017 - 15:18hs

Forex flow records a deficit in July

Brazil’s dollar outflow surpasses inflow in USD 2.6 billion last month, according to the Brazilian Central Bank (BC).

Brasília – Dollar outflow exceeded the inflow in Brazil in July. According to data from the Brazilian Central Bank (BC) made public this Wednesday (9), the deficit was of USD 2.647 billion last month. In August’s first four days, the forex flow had a surplus of USD 361 million.

In July, the deficit came from the financial account (investments in bonds, profits/dividends remittances and foreign direct investments, among other operations), which had a deficit of USD 5.707 billion. However, the commercial sector (import/export forex operations) registered a surplus of USD 3.06 billion.

From January to August 4, the forex flow has a surplus of USD 5.192 billion due to the performance of the commercial sector. In this same period, the financial sector registered a deficit of USD 30.399 billion, with the commercial sector stood at USD 35.591 billion.

*Translated by Sérgio Kakitani

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