Brazil's trade surplus narrowed to USD 1.48 billion in March of 2021 from USD 3.83 billion in the corresponding month of the previous year and compared with market expectations of a USD 3.10 billion surplus. Exports surged 27.8 percent over a year earlier to USD 24.50 billion, amid higher sales of mining products (72.6 percent), agricultural goods (34.5 percent), and manufactured products (8.3 percent). Among main trading partners, shipments rose to China (46.1 percent), the EU (22.1 percent), and the US (18.0 percent). Meantime, imports soared at a faster 51.7 percent to USD 23.02 billion, boosted by purchases of manufactured products (52.5 percent), mining products (28.3 percent), and agricultural goods (9.7 percent). Among main trading partners, imports increased from China (54.4 percent), the EU (11.7 percent) and the US (21.9 percent). Considering the first quarter of the year, the trade surplus fell sharply to USD 1.6 billion from USD 4.5 billion a year ago. source: Ministério do Desenvolvimento, Indústria e Comércio Exterior

Balance of Trade in Brazil averaged 970.41 USD Million from 1959 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 7945.92 USD Million in July of 2020 and a record low of -4068.90 USD Million in January of 2014. This page provides the latest reported value for - Brazil Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Brazil Balance of Trade - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2021.

Balance of Trade in Brazil is expected to be 2900.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Balance of Trade in Brazil to stand at 3000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Brazil Balance of Trade is projected to trend around 5200.00 USD Million in 2022 and -200.00 USD Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Brazil Balance of Trade

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1481.80 1152.32 7945.92 -4068.90 1959 - 2021 USD Million Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-01-04 06:00 PM Dec $-0.04B $3.73B $0.2B $0.4B
2021-02-01 06:00 PM Jan $-1.125B $-0.042B $-2B $-1.5B
2021-03-01 06:00 PM Feb $1.2B $-1.125B $0.9B $1.2B
2021-04-01 06:00 PM Mar $1.5B $1.2B $3.1B $ 2.9B
2021-05-03 06:00 PM Apr $1.5B
2021-06-01 06:00 PM May
2021-07-01 06:00 PM Jun $ 4.2B
2021-08-02 06:00 PM Jul


News Stream
Brazil Trade Surplus Narrows More than Expected
Brazil's trade surplus narrowed to USD 1.48 billion in March of 2021 from USD 3.83 billion in the corresponding month of the previous year and compared with market expectations of a USD 3.10 billion surplus. Exports surged 27.8 percent over a year earlier to USD 24.50 billion, amid higher sales of mining products (72.6 percent), agricultural goods (34.5 percent), and manufactured products (8.3 percent). Among main trading partners, shipments rose to China (46.1 percent), the EU (22.1 percent), and the US (18.0 percent). Meantime, imports soared at a faster 51.7 percent to USD 23.02 billion, boosted by purchases of manufactured products (52.5 percent), mining products (28.3 percent), and agricultural goods (9.7 percent). Among main trading partners, imports increased from China (54.4 percent), the EU (11.7 percent) and the US (21.9 percent). Considering the first quarter of the year, the trade surplus fell sharply to USD 1.6 billion from USD 4.5 billion a year ago.
2021-04-01
Brazil Trade Surplus Narrows Less than Expected
Brazil's trade surplus narrowed to USD 1.15 billion in February of 2021 from USD 2.33 billion in the corresponding month of the previous year and compared with market expectations of a USD 0.9 billion surplus. Exports increased 3.9 percent over a year earlier to USD 16.18 billion, as higher sales of mining products (13.8 percent) and manufactured products (3.5 percent) were partly offset by a decline in those of agricultural goods (-10.8 percent). Among main trading partners, shipments rose to China (4.5 percent) and the US (3.4 percent). Meantime, imports jumped at a faster 13.4 percent to USD 15.03 billion, boosted by purchases of agricultural goods (14.9 percent) and manufactured products (12.4 percent). Among main trading partners, imports increased from China (39.2 percent), the UE (10.4 percent) and Argentina (17.3 percent).
2021-03-01
Brazil Trade Gap Unexpectedly Narrows
Brazil's trade deficit narrowed to USD 1.1 billion in January of 2021 from USD 1.7 billion in the corresponding month of the previous year and compared with market expectations of a USD 2.0 billion shortfall. Exports rose 2.2 percent over a year earlier to USD 14.8 billion, while imports fell 1.5 percent to USD 15.9 billion.
2021-02-01
Brazil Trade Balance Swings to Deficit in December
Brazil's trade balance shifted to a USD 0.04 billion deficit in December of 2020 from a USD 5.95 billion surplus in the same month of the previous year and compared with market expectations of a USD 0.20 billion surplus. Exports dropped 0.7 percent over a year earlier to USD 18.37 billion, while imports jumped 47 percent to USD 18.41 billion. For 2020, Brazil recorded a trade surplus of USD 51 billion, up 6% from the previous year's USD 48 billion surplus.
2021-01-04

Brazil Balance of Trade
From 2001 to 2012 and 2015 to 2017 Brazil has reported trade surpluses, primarily due to high export of mining and agricultural products. In 2018, the biggest trade surpluses were reported with China, the Netherlands, Argentina, Chile, Iran and Spain while the largest trade deficits were recorded with Germany, South Korea, Russia, Switzerland Algeria and France.