Brazil's current account deficit narrowed to USD 0.82 billion in December 2018 from USD 2.07 billion in the same month a year earlier. The goods surplus increased to USD 6.18 billion from USD 4.64 billion in December 2017 and the services shortfall declined to USD 3.27 billion from USD 3.67 billion. Meantime, the primary income gap widened to USD 3.86 billion from USD 3.61 billion and the secondary income surplus fell to USD 0.14 billion from USD 0.57 billion. Considering 2018 as a whole, the current account recorded a USD 14.51 billion deficit, compared to a USD 7.23 billion gap in 2017. Current Account in Brazil averaged -1648.10 USD Million from 1980 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 3250 USD Million in May of 2017 and a record low of -13345 USD Million in January of 2014.

Current Account in Brazil is expected to be -4100.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Current Account in Brazil to stand at -4350.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Brazil Current Account is projected to trend around -4400.00 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-10-25 01:30 PM Current Account $0.032B $-0.717B $0.388B $ 0.5B
2018-11-27 12:30 PM Current Account $0.33B $0.29B $1B $ -0.5B
2018-12-21 12:30 PM Current Account $-0.8B $0.33B $-1.9B $ -1.7B
2019-01-28 12:30 PM Current Account $-0.82B $-0.8B $ -4.2B
2019-02-25 01:30 PM Current Account $-0.82B
2019-03-25 01:30 PM Current Account
2019-04-25 01:30 PM Current Account $ -4.1B


Brazil Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 2190.00 6640.00 7661.35 -4066.52 USD Million [+]
Current Account -815.00 -800.00 3250.00 -13345.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -0.48 -1.30 1.80 -8.20 percent [+]
Imports 16386.53 12917.00 23061.08 67.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 18578.92 19555.99 26158.51 75.06 USD Million [+]
External Debt 663800.83 657912.13 714260.45 64259.50 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 103.30 106.53 132.67 64.72 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -1344.90 -9.80 3511.30 -13679.20 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 8950.30 10270.00 16274.70 -181.50 USD Million [+]
Remittances 201.90 226.20 386.00 70.80 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 67.40 67.30 119.01 31.99 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 2522.00 2575.00 2730.00 330.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 1.39 1.57 2.69 0.00 [+]
Weapons Sales 45.00 111.00 269.00 1.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 6589.00 6547.00 6589.00 1991.00 Thousand [+]

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Brazil Current Account

Current Account is the sum of the balance of trade (exports minus imports of goods and services), net factor income (such as interest and dividends) and net transfer payments (such as foreign aid). This page provides the latest reported value for - Brazil Current Account - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Brazil Current Account - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-815.00 -800.00 3250.00 -13345.00 1980 - 2018 USD Million Monthly




Country Last Previous
Argentina -7591.00 Sep/18
Australia -10688.00 Sep/18
Brazil -815.00 Dec/18
Canada -10343.00 Sep/18
China 546.00 Dec/18
Euro Area 23.25 Nov/18
France -1117.00 Dec/18
Germany 21000.00 Dec/18
India -19100.00 Sep/18
Indonesia -9148.00 Dec/18
Italy 4805.70 Nov/18
Japan 452.80 Dec/18
Mexico -5081.50 Sep/18
Netherlands 20484.80 Sep/18
Russia 38800.00 Dec/18
Saudi Arabia 29583.00 Sep/18
Singapore 17796.10 Dec/18
South Africa -176577.00 Sep/18
South Korea 4819.30 Dec/18
Spain 1770.00 Nov/18
Switzerland 14596.00 Sep/18
Turkey -1437.00 Dec/18
United Kingdom -26522.00 Sep/18
United States -124817.00 Sep/18


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