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13/11/2017 - 19:44hs

Trade surplus hits USD 1.8 billion

Such was the amount by which exports exceeded imports in the first two weeks of November in Brazil. The year-to-date surplus is USD 60 billion.

São Paulo – Brazil posted a USD 1.822 billion trade surplus in the first two weeks of November, the Brazilian Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services reported this Monday (13). Foreign sales reached USD 6.252 billion, averaging at USD 893.2 million a day, with imports coming out to USD 4.430 billion, for an average of USD 632.9 million per business day.

The Ministry said in a statement that year-to-date through the second week of November, a USD 60.285 billion surplus was recorded, with exports amounting to USD 189.7 billion, which is USD 4.5 billion more than the export revenue accrued in the whole of last year.

“Exports are up 20% so far this year, and this reflects the efforts of our industry and agribusiness,” the statement quoted minister Marcos Pereira as saying.

*Tradução de Gabriel Pomerancblum

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