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Exports grow 22% in the first week of April

Foreign trade

Balance of trade recorded a positive balance of US $ 1.596 billion in the first five business days of the month

April started with exports rising in the country. In just five business days, foreign sales exceeded imports by US $ 1.596 billion. The data are from the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services and were released on Monday (10).

The balance of the first week of April was formed by the difference between exports of US $ 4,688 billion and imports of US $ 3,092 billion. With this performance, foreign sales, in the daily average, stood at US $ 937.7 million - 22% higher than the one recorded in April last year.

The ministry figures also show that exports have advanced in all product groups. The semimanufactured goods, in the period, grew 32%; Manufactured goods, 28.6%; And the basic ones, 14.9%.

Best sellers

Among the most prominent items on the export agenda were raw sugar, semimanufactured gold, crude soybean oil, passenger cars, cargo vehicles, soybeans, iron ore, pork and live cattle.

Source: Portal Brasil, with information from the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services