Merchandise Trade Balance in Brazil
The merchandise trade balance in Brazil averaged USD 34.6 billion in the decade to 2022. The 2022 reading was USD 61.5 billion. For more trade information, visit our dedicated page.
Brazil Trade Chart
Brazil Trade Data
|Merchandise Trade Balance (USD bn)||46.6||35.2||50.4||61.4||61.5|
Current account records larger deficit in September
Brazil’s current account recorded a USD 1.4 billion deficit in September, deteriorating from the USD 0.7 billion deficit recorded in August (September 2022: USD 6.9 billion deficit). Meanwhile, in the 12 months leading up to September, the current account posted a USD 39.8 billion deficit, compared to the USD 45.4 billion deficit booked in August. The merchandise trade balance deteriorated from the previous month, recording a USD 8.9 billion surplus in September (August 2023: USD 9.6 billion surplus). Merchandise exports decreased 0.5% annually in September (August: +0.9% year-on-year). Meanwhile, merchandise imports plummeted 21.6% over the same month last year in September (August: -19.5% yoy), marking the weakest result since October 2020.
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