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Trade balance has surplus of US $ 350 million in the first week of August

Foreign trade

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