The Brazilian trade balance registered a positive result of US$ 1.1 billion for Brazil in the second week of April, between the 4th and 10th. Exports totalled US$ 2.377 billion and imports, US$ 1.277 billion.
With this result, the accumulated surplus for the year rose to US$ 9.712 billion, which represents 31.32% of the financial market’s forecasts for 2005. Exports in the period totalled US$ 27.416 billion and imports, US$ 17.704 billion.
This year, the sales average per working day is US$ 409.2 million and that of purchases is US$ 264.2 million. In comparison to the period from January to April last year, the growth was 29.6% in purchases and 21.7% in sales. In absolute terms, the growth was 27.6% in exports and 19.9% in imports.
Up to the 10th, the April trade balance had registered a surplus of US$ 1.393 billion, with exports of US$ 2.965 billion and imports of US$ 1.572 billion. The daily average totalled US$ 494.2 million, in sales, and US$ 262 million in purchases.
In comparison to April last year, the daily working day average growth reached 50% for exports and 13.2 % for imports. If the month of March is used as the reference, there was a growth of 17.5% and a 2.3% drop, respectively.