Foreign trade declined last week

27 de novembro de 2017

São Paulo – Brazilian exports totaled USD 3.547 billion last week, and imports reached USD 3.12 billion, which resulted in a trade surplus of USD 427 million. The data was released this Monday (27) by the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC).

By the business day’s average, foreign sales dropped 21.5% over the other November’s weeks due to a decline in shipments of products such as wood pulp, raw sugar, ferro-alloys, raw aluminum, steel and iron semi-finished products, iron ore, soy bran, copper ore, crude oil, tobacco, aircraft, aluminum oxide and hydroxide, iron and steel flat-rolled products, ethanol, cargo vehicles, aircraft engines and turbines.

On the other hand, imports’ daily average tumbled 7.7% in the same comparison, due to a decline in purchases of electronics equipment, mechanical equipment, plastics and its products, pharmaceuticals and steel products.

In the month, exports totaled USD 13.484 billion, and imports reached USD 10.555 billion, with a trade surplus of USD 2.93 billion. By the daily average, foreign sales climbed 3.9% over November 2016, and purchases went up 15.1%.

Year-to-date, Brazilian shipments totaled USD 196.951 billion, imports reached USD 135.559 billion, with a trade surplus of USD 61.392 billion.

*Translated by Sérgio Kakitani