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Country has better result for external accounts since 2005

External Sector

Central Bank data show that Brazil is stronger on the international scene and safer against external crises

After the measures taken by the government to reorganize the economy and make Brazil more productive, the country begins to become stronger in the external scenario. Data from the Central Bank show that, in March, we recorded a surplus in current transactions: US $ 1.4 billion of positive balance in the period.

According to the BC, the result is the first positive for the month of March since 2005, when the external accounts were positive at US $ 1.7 billion. This surplus means that Brazil has sold more abroad than it has bought, in addition to measuring all trade in the country with the rest of the world, whether financial, services or goods.

At the same time that it was in the blue, Brazil attracted more foreign investments focused on the productive sector. In March, those tickets totaled $ 7.1 billion. In comparison with the same month last year, there was an increase of 27.9%.

Destination of investments

The Central Bank figures also show that these resources were not concentrated in a single branch. All segments of the economy received foreign investments. Five of them, however, stood out in March: Derivatives of Petroleum (US $ 1.37 billion), Commerce (US $ 1.02 billion), Vehicles (US $ 664 million), Telecommunications (US $ 591 million) (US $ 578 million).