Exports increase 21% in the first week of April

The Brazilian trade balance had a surplus of US$ 2.326 billion in the first five working days of this month, as a result of exports of US$ 5.557 billion and imports of US$ 3.231 billion. With this result, the trade balance for 2019 accumulates a surplus of US$ 12.841 billion. Exports total US$ 58.211 billion and imports, US$ 45.370 billion in 2019.

The daily average of exports in the first week of April 2019 (US$ 1.1 billion), compared to the daily average of April 2018 (US$ 916.7 million), grew by 21.2%, due to the increase in sales of the three spheres of products: semimanufactured products (32.1%, due to iron and steel semimanufactured products, ferroalloys, raw sugar, gold in semimanufactured forms, copper cathodes), manufactured products (22.5%; and apparatus for agricultural use (except tractors), taps, valves and similar devices and parts, machines and apparatus for lifting, loading, unloading, airplanes, parts of aviation engines and turbines, hydrocarbons and their halogenated derivatives) and basic (17, 8%; crude oil, soybeans, copper ore, chicken and beef, corn in grains).

Compared to the previous month (March 2019), by the daily average, there was an increase in exports of 16.2%, due to the increase in sales of semi-manufactured (25.3%), manufactured (23.4%) and basic products (9.6%).

Sources: Invest & Export Brasil / Exame Magazine