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China displaces US and becomes main country of origin of Brazilian imports

Foreign trade

From January to August, Chinese imports totaled US $ 17.5 billion

The biggest destination for Brazilian products, China also became the biggest seller of products for Brazil, overtaking the position traditionally occupied by the United States. In terms of foreign trade, the Chinese already figure as the country's main partner, with a trade balance that already totals US $ 18.9 billion in 2017.

Data from the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services (Mdic) show that, from January to August, Chinese imports totaled US $ 17.5 billion, while purchases of US products totaled US $ 16.8 billion.

Imports originating in China correspond to 17.9% of total Brazilian imports. At the same time, shipments of Brazilian products to China account for 25% of total Brazilian exports.

According to the pulp, Chinese imports increased 13.3% from January to August, mainly due to higher purchases of transmitters and receivers, semiconductors, flat laminates, integrated circuits, auto parts, printed circuits, electromechanical devices, pneumatic and pumps and compressors.