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Trade balance posts US $ 1.646 billion surplus in first week of December


Trade balance posts US $ 1.646 billion surplus in first week of December



The Brazilian trade balance recorded a US $ 1.646 billion surplus and a US $ 8.500 billion trade flow in the first week of December 2019, with five business days, as a result of US $ 5.073 billion exports and US $ imports. 3.427 billion. The data were released this Monday (09/12) by the Foreign Trade Secretariat (Secex) of the Ministry of Economy.
In the year, exports totaled US $ 210.936 billion and imports US $ 168.216 billion, with a positive balance of US $ 42.720 billion and trade current of US $ 379.152 billion.
Month Review
Exports, compared to the first week of December 2019 (US $ 1.015 billion) compared to December 2018 (US $ 967.3 million), grew by 4.9%, due to the increase in sales of commodities (+ 13.0%) from $ 486.7 million to $ 550.2 million and semi-manufactured goods (+ 0.3%) from $ 131.3 million to $ 131.7 million.
On the other hand, sales of manufactured goods (-4.7%) fell from US $ 349.2 million to US $ 332.7 million. Compared to November 2019, there was an increase of 15.3%, due to the expansion in sales of the three product categories: basic (+ 22.4%), from US $ 449.6 million to US $ 550.2 million; semi-manufactured goods (+ 12.9%) from US $ 116.6 million to US $ 131.7 million and manufactured goods (+ 6.1%) from US $ 313.6 million to US $ 332.7 million.
In imports, the daily average up to the first week of December 2019, at US $ 685.4 million, was 6.1% above the December average of last year (US $ 645.8 million). In this comparison, expenses increased mainly with electro-electronic equipment (+ 44.4%), organic and inorganic chemicals (+ 35.4%), mechanical equipment (+ 27.2%), optical and precision instruments (+26 , 6%), plastics and works (+ 26.2%).
Before November / 2019, there was a decrease of 3.2%, due to the reduction in purchases of fuels and lubricants (-34.1%), fertilizers (-32.4%), aircraft and parts (-22.4 %), pharmaceuticals (-18.9%), motor vehicles and parts (-12.1%).
(*) With information from Secex / Ministry of Economy

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