Data were released on Monday (7) by the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade
The first week of August registered a surplus of US $ 350 million, resulting from exports of US $ 3,027 billion and imports of US $ 2,677 billion. The data was released on Monday (7) by the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade. In the year, foreign sales reached US $ 129.498 billion and purchases reached US $ 86.638 billion, with a positive balance of US $ 42.860 billion.
In August, there was a 2.5% increase in exports compared to the daily average of the same month of 2016. There was an increase in sales of semimanufactured products (+ 11.1%, from US $ 117.4 million to US $ 130 , 4 million) and basic products (+ 4.8%, from US $ 314.1 million to US $ 329.3 million), while exports of manufactured goods fell (-1.5%, US $ 287, 9 million to $ 283.7 million).
In the result of imports, the increase was 19.8% in August compared to the same month last year. Fertilizer and fertilizer (+ 91.8%), steel (+ 65.4%), fuels and lubricants (+ 42.1%) and electrical and electronic equipment (+ 25.6%) increased. In comparison with July, there was a 12.7% increase, mainly due to the growth in the import of fertilizers (+ 54.3%), pharmaceuticals (+ 47.1%) and optics and precision instruments (+23, 0%).
Source: Portal Brasil, with information from Mdic