Imports to Brazil went up 12.9 percent from a year earlier to USD 14.97 billion in May 2019, mainly due to higher purchases of intermediate (11.5 percent); capital goods (21.9 percent) and fuels & lubricants (33.6 percent). On the other hand, purchases of consumption goods dropped 2.1 percent. Among major trading partners, imports increased from China (16.1 percent), the US (31 percent), ASEAN countries (5.5 percent), and Argentina (12.6 percent), while they declined from the EU (-3 percent). Imports in Brazil averaged 4590.93 USD Million from 1959 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 23049.60 USD Million in October of 2013 and a record low of 67 USD Million in March of 1965.

Imports in Brazil is expected to be 18000.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in Brazil to stand at 19000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Brazil Imports is projected to trend around 22000.00 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Brazil Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 6422.00 6070.36 7660.98 -4068.90 USD Million [+]
Current Account 662.00 -62.00 3104.70 -13345.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -0.77 -0.35 1.80 -8.20 percent [+]
Imports 14970.00 13628.22 23049.60 67.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 21390.00 19688.79 26148.24 75.06 USD Million [+]
External Debt 663800.83 657912.13 714260.45 64259.50 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 108.18 107.30 132.67 64.72 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 535.50 155.90 3366.30 -13679.20 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 7070.10 6957.43 16274.70 -181.50 USD Million [+]
Remittances 286.00 193.00 386.00 70.80 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 67.40 67.40 119.01 31.99 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 2746.00 2631.00 2769.00 330.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 1.39 1.57 2.69 0.00 [+]
Weapons Sales 111.00 47.00 267.00 1.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 6621.00 6589.00 6621.00 1991.00 Thousand [+]

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Brazil Imports

Brazil imports mainly manufactured goods (85 percent of total imports), namely machinery, fuels and lubricants, chemicals and pharmaceutical products, and parts and accessories for motor vehicles and tractors. The country also imports raw materials (10 percent), mostly crude oil, coal, natural gas and wheat grain. Main import partners are China (19 percent), the US (16 percent), Argentina and Germany (6 percent each) and South Korea and Mexico (3 percent each). This page provides the latest reported value for - Brazil Imports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Brazil Imports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
14970.00 13628.22 23049.60 67.00 1959 - 2019 USD Million Monthly




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