• Categories
  • Archives

Brazil Exports Keep Setting Records

Over the past 12 months, Brazil’s foreign trade flows amounted to US$ 165.207 billion, with a US$ 35.099 billion surplus. Exports totaled US$ 100.153 billion, and imports, US$ 65.054 billion.

These figures represent historical records, according to the secretary of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Development, Industry, and Foreign Trade, Ivan Ramalho.


In the coming months, he observed, exports may experience a deceleration, but, at year’s end, growth should come to 12% compared with last year’s results.


So far this year (January and February), exports have totaled US$ 15.2 billion, an earnings record for this period, 31.9% more than during the same period in 2004. Imports grew 28.4%. Trade flows amounted to US$ 25.430 billion, also an historical record, according to Ramalho.


Between March, 2004, and February, 2005, exports increased 32.8%, and imports, 32.5%, on the basis of daily averages.


Exports in February came to US$ 7.756 billion, 35.5% more than in February, 2004, and 21.6% more than in January, 2005.


Imports totaled US$ 4.970 billion in February, 32.5% more than in February, 2004, and 10.2% more than in January, 2005.


There was an increase in sales in February to the Middle East, Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, the United States, and the European Union, the secretary added.


Sales to the United States were up for steel products, machinery and equipment, aircraft, lumber, and vehicles, among others. Noteworthy among the items sold to Argentina are vehicles, as well, cell phones, iron ore, and machinery and equipment.


Translation: David Silberstein
Agência Brasil

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazilian Imports Keep Brisk Pace

In the third week of June, Brazil posted a trade surplus (positive balance) of ...

Brazilian Industry Back at Level Where Global Crisis Started

According to Brazil’s National Confederation of Industries (CNI), Brazilian industry revenues are growing in ...

Brazilian Amazon Expecting More Heat and Less Rain

Temperatures in the Amazon region are expected to exceed their historical average in the ...

Brazil Cuts Key Rate to Record Low to Jumpstart Economy

The Brazilian central bank on Wednesday slashed its interest rate for the 10th time ...

Beija Flor Wins Brazil’s Carnaval with US$ 4 Million Extravaganza

Brazil's Carnaval has a winner. For the second time in a row and the ...

Inflation Keeps Going Down in Brazil

The inflation in the southeastern Brazilian city of São Paulo,  kept its downward trend  ...

Excuse-me, Sir! Here comes João Bosco

Composer, lyricist, arranger, guitar player, singer, and philosopher João Bosco doesn’t stop bewitching the ...

Peru Needs Brazil as a Partner, Says Expert

The director of the Center of American Studies at the Cândido Mendes University, Clóvis ...

Lula Says Brazil Is in Charge of Own Destiny, But Needs 10 More Years of Solid Growth

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva declared Tuesday, December 20, that by paying ...

Brazil Creates Sentinel Hospitals to Deal with Bird Flu

The sentinel hospitals for the bird flu virus, that the Brazilian Ministry of Health ...