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Trade balance has surplus of US $ 1.737 billion in the third week of June

Foreign trade

In the accumulated of the year, positive balance reaches US $ 26,144 billion

With exports of US $ 4.466 billion and imports of US $ 2.730 billion, in the third week of June 2019, the Brazilian trade balance had a surplus of US $ 1.737 billion. In the month, the positive balance is US $ 4.033 billion, resulting from exports of US $ 13.544 billion and imports of US $ 9.512 billion. In the year to date, Brazilian foreign sales totaled US $ 106.393 billion and purchases abroad totaled US $ 80.250 billion, with a surplus of US $ 26.144 billion. 

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Review of the week  

The third-week exports (US $ 1.117 billion) were 23% higher than the second week (US $ 907.8 million), due to the increase in exports of the three product categories: manufactured goods (+ 28% , mainly due to airplanes, aluminum oxides and hydroxides, flat iron or steel rolled steel, ethanol, gasoline, inorganic / organic compounds), basic (+ 20.9% for soybeans, pork, beef and chicken, corn, coffee beans, iron ore) and semimanufactured products (+ 18.9% by reason of ferroalloys, raw sugar, semi-manufactured iron or steel, sawn or split raw soybean, raw tin). 

In imports, also by the daily average, there was growth of 0.6%, over the same comparison period - average of the third week, from US $ 682.4 million over the average until the second week, which was US $ 678.2 million . The increase in external purchases in the period can be attributed mainly to the increase in expenses with automobiles and parts, fertilizers and fertilizers, beverages and alcohol, optical and precision instruments, plastics and works.

Monthly Review 

In exports, compared to averages up to the third week of June 2019 (US $ 967.5 million), with the daily average recorded in June 2018 (US $ 957.8 million), there was growth of 1% due to the increase in sales of basic products (+ 14.3% on crude oil, iron ore, chicken, beef and pork, raw cotton, corn in grains). 

On the other hand, sales of semimanufactured products (-10.9%, due to iron / steel semimanufactured products, cellulose, raw sugar, semi-manufactured gold, hides and skins, raw tin) and manufactured , 2% mainly for airplanes, passenger cars, taps and valves, earthmoving machinery and equipment, iron or steel hoses, flat iron or steel laminates). 

In relation to the daily average of May 2019, there was a growth of 0.1%, due to the increase in sales of basic products (+ 2.1%) and manufactured goods (+ 0.3%), while sales of products decreased semimanufactured products (-7.9%). 

In imports, the daily average up to the third week of June this year (US $ 679.4 million) was 0.4% below the June average of last year (US $ 682.1 million). In this comparison, expenditures fell mainly on pharmaceuticals (-20.7%), motor vehicles and parts (-18.2%), steelworks (-10.7%), plastics and works (-7.6%), , organic and inorganic chemicals (-5.2%). In May / 2019, there was a decrease of 0.2% due to decreases in beverages and alcohol (-36.9%), pharmaceuticals (-27.8%), fuels and lubricants (-11.0%), 6.3%), optical and precision instruments (-5.5%).