In September of 2013, Brazil’s trade surplus increased to 2.15 billion USD, from 1.23 billion USD in August, mainly due to a 6.6 percent drop in imports. It is the second highest trade surplus this year.
Exports amounted to 20.99 billion USD, down from 21.42 billion USD in August. While shipments of soybeans and sugar slowed in September, sales of coffee and corn increased. Compared with the same month last year, exports rose 5 percent.
Imports decreased to 18.85 billion USD, from 20.19 billion USD in August. Yet, compared with the same month last year, imports increased 8 percent.
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